A panel of citizens, government officials and community activists appointed to advise the state on toxic waste cleanups in south Richmond will hold its second session Thursday.
The Community Advisory Group (CAG) named to advise the state Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on the ongoing cleanup of the Campus Bay project site greatly increased its role during its first meeting on June 30.
Panelists at the first meeting voted to expand their purview to include other sites, starting with UC Berkeley’s Richmond Field Station and several other contaminated or potentially contaminated sites around, north and west of the Interstate 580/Bayview Avenue interchange in south Richmond.
The CAG has no formal power over the cleanup efforts at the sites, but the various agencies involved, including the state Department of Health Services, have promised to open their files to the group.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Bermuda Room at the Richmond Convention Center, 493 Civic Center Drive, located near the intersection of Nevin and 25th Streets. ›