Two Danville schools were sheltering in place as fire and PG&E crews investigated the source of a natural gas odor reported in the area, a San Ramon Valley Fire District spokeswoman said.
A gas leak in Brentwood evacuated a nearby apartment building Tuesday, a PG&E spokesman said.
This week’s fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond has led to an unprecedented number of residents in Contra Costa County signing up to be notified of emergencies with voice alerts.
Several dozen employees at the Evergreen Oil Recycling Plant in Newark had to be evacuated mid-morning Friday following a small hazardous materials leak at the Smith Ave. facility.
Contra Costa County hazardous materials officials said at least 10 people have reported nausea, throat irritation and respiratory symptoms due to gas released in the air from a water tank rupture Thursday at the ConocoPhillips refinery in Rodeo.
It stems from an incident on January 12, when a small amount of hydraulic oil leaked into a South Bay reservoir.
Two men suspected of selling an iPhone 4 prototype that was lost last year in a Redwood City bar pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges in San Mateo County Superior Court Thursday morning.
The leak was reported at a water treatment in St. Helena on Saturday afternoon.
The city of Palo Alto has launched a pipeline safety campaign designed to warn residents about the dangers of “cross bores.”
The San Jose Fire Department’s hazardous materials team responded Saturday morning to an aqueous ammonia leak at a Santa Clara Valley water treatment plant.