HAZMAT Incidents / Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 @ 2:08 p.m.

Blockage Reportedly Causes 1,500 Gallons of Raw Sewage to Spew From Eureka Manhole, Drain Into Nearby Creek

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 residence in Eureka at around 12:03 p.m. today.

About 1,500 gallons of a substance described as “sewage, raw” 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:

Caller states that there was a blockage in a gravity line. This caused the release of approximately 1,500 gallons of raw sewage out of a manhole. Caller states that the sewage entered a storm drain and into a seasonal creek area.

This was the 16th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the fifth sewage spill in the county overall.


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