Two June meetings have been called for Alamo residents and others with questions about the safety of underground fuel lines in their neighborhoods.
The meetings, hosted by the Alamo Improvement Association and the Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission are set for 6:30 p.m. on June 3 at Creekside Community Church, 1350 Danville Blvd. in Alamo, and for June 6 at 10 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors’ chamber inside the county administration building, 651 Pine St., in Martinez.
Organizers say the forums were called to help residents better understand where pipelines are in place and how and what safety risks they pose, if any.
Speakers from the national nonprofit Pipeline Safety Trust, the Office of the State Fire Marshal and from Kinder Morgan – the company running many of the petroleum pipelines throughout the county – will discuss regulatory policies, common causes of accidents and strategies for reducing risk.
A question-and-answer segment is planned for both forums.
The meetings are part of a wider public education campaign funded by a $50,000 grant obtained by the Alamo Improvement Association from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.