HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 @ 2:57 p.m.

Sewage Incident in Shelter Cove

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 treatment/sewage facility in Shelter Cove at around 9:40 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25.

About 54000 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 resulted in high waters and a breach of the sewage system via manhole. Caller estimates that the majority of the spill made its way to the ocean over land. Spill mass was unrecoverable due to storm surge volume.

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

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