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‘Unit Upset’ reported at Shell refinery

‘Unit Upset’ reported at Shell refinery

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – An incident described a “unit upset” emitted odors from the Shell Martinez Refinery about 2:30 a.m. Friday, causing the company to issue a Community Warning System Level 2 advisory to neighbors. That level is used in incidents that could cause such offsite impacts as eye, skin, nose or respiratory irritations could be […]

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Wildfire smoke affecting Bay Area

Wildfire smoke affecting Bay Area

| July 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Bay Area Air Quality Management District has been issuing smoke advisories as well as wildfire safety tips because of wildfires in Lake, Napa and Yolo counties. Those fires have caused Martinez residents to worry about clouds of smoke as well as ash they see on their cars and property. Two fires were extinguished by Contra […]

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