HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 @ 11:14 a.m.

Chemical Incident in Kneeland

A new hazardous materials incident involving chemical 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 Kneeland at around 1:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.

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

Per caller, he noticed an unknown type substance that he saw in the Freshwater Creek that flows into Humboldt Bay. Stating that there are several Cannabis Grows upstream from his location and possibly released from one of them. Unknown if stopped and contained. Stating that the flow had a chemical smell. Caller thinks people drink from the creek. This occurred on 9/27/2019 and he made contact with the Eureka Department of Fish and Wildlife.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Kneeland area this year and the third chemical spill in the county overall.

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