HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Feb. 27 @ 2:50 p.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 a road in Eureka at around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

About 2200 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:

As per caller storm surge caused overcapacity and overflow of sewage system at manhole into Eureka Slough and into Humboldt Bay.

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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