HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, April 20 @ 10:23 p.m.

Sewage Incident in Eureka

UPDATE, April 21, 7:16 a.m.: Eureka Public Works Director Brian Gerving reaches out to let us know that the following turned out to be in error — in fact, the leak turned out to be from the water system, rather than the sewage system. Gerving said that city staff reported to the state HAZMAT system out of an abundance of caution.


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 lift station in Eureka at around 10:15 p.m. today.

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

Reporting party states there is a sanitary sewer overflow from a lift station due to unknown reason. The release is ongoing. The incident is causing a road closure at the given location. RP will provide updates.

This was the 10th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 13th sewage spill in the county overall.

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