HAZMAT Incidents / Saturday, March 4 @ 11:51 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 a road in Eureka at around 9 a.m. today.

About 7,300 gallons of a substance described as “raw 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:

Caller states a 8 in sewage main was blocked with unknown material causing a release of 7,300 gallons of raw sewage from a manhole. Blockage has been cleared but not contained with waterways impacted (storm drain leading into Eureka Slough).

This was the sixth 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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