MARTINEZ (CBS SF) – Authorities announced an “all-clear” after an incident at the Shell Refinery in Martinez early Friday morning prompted a health advisory.
The Contra Costa County Sheriff lifted the advisory around 9:45 a.m., more than seven hours after the incident was reported.READ MORE: One Killed in San Jose When Truck Crashes Into Outdoor Diners at Sports Bar
A refinery official told KPIX 5 that the advisory stems from an “upset” resulting from a “non-standard operating procedure” around 2:30 a.m.READ MORE: 'In the Heights' Delights at First Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park
The impacted area included parts of Martinez and Pacheco north of Pacheco Boulevard and west of Interstate 680 near the refinery.
The refinery declared a “Level 2” advisory, which meant individuals with respiratory sensitivities in the affected area could have experienced eye, skin, nose or throat irritation.MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: Napa County Toasts Return Of Visitors, Business Close To Normal Levels
A shelter in place was not ordered.