HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, March 28 @ 10:52 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 service station in Eureka at around 8:22 a.m. today.

About 3,000 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:

RP stated that due to the storm a lift station malfunctioned causing the release. The Humboldt Bay was impacted by the release and has been stopped and contained. 1,000 gallons were recovered the other 2,000 are unrecoverable.

This was the eighth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 12th sewage spill in the county overall.

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