NBC Bay Area
A year after the Chevron refinery explosion in Richmond, the legislature is on the verge of tripling the inspection staff for refineries.
An emergency test could catch people in Contra Costa County off guard Wednesday night because the county is testing a new emergency telephone notification system from a new vendor.
The current warning system was heavily scrutinized after the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond last August. Some received alerts late, and others not at all.
Starting at 5:30 p.m., people who live near four refineries and chemical plants in the county will begin receiving calls. The tests will run through 7 p.m.
If your cell phone is phone is registered to receive alerts, you will receive the test alert. If you haven’t, there is still time. Sign up here www.cococws.us.