HAZMAT Incidents / Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 @ 11:43 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 merchant/business, residence, waterways in Eureka at around 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25.

About 3600 gallons of a substance described as “sanitary sewer overflow” 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: A blockage or collapse of a sewer main caused a release of 3,600 gallons of Sanitary Sewer Overflow to impact the street and storm drain which flows into the Bay. The release has stopped and is unrecoverable. Clean up is underway.

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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