HAZMAT Incidents / Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 @ 9:45 a.m.

Sewage Incident in Eureka

A new hazardous materials incident involving sewage has been reported to the California Office of Emergency Services.

According to a report published by the office, the incident took place at or near waterways in Eureka at around 7:41 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25.

About 9750 gallons of sewage were released to the environment, according to the person who called in the report.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

RP states approximately 9,750 gallons of sewage released, due to pump failure, impacting Eureka Slough. Eureka Slough is a tributary of Humboldt Bay. The release is stopped. Humboldt Community Services District is in the process of conducting a surface clean-up—1,000 gallons of sewage have been recovered.

This was the 1st hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 1st sewage spill in the county overall.

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