Susan Buckley, RN, Director, Public Health
Ira Singh, MPH, Deputy Director
Donald I. Baird, MD, Health Officer

Division of Environmental Health


Date Released: 12/30/2008
Subject: Proposition 65 Notification News Release
Contact: Melissa Martel, Hazardous Materials Unit Supervisor
Phone: (707) 445-6215

A car hit a fuel dispensing island at a gas station. The force and direction of the crash lifted the vehicle as it hit the dispensing island and broke the fuel product piping between the pump and shear valve. An estimated 100 gallons of gasoline was released to the station and onto Highland Street. Due to appropriate actions by the gas station staff and Eureka Fire Department responders, a minimal amount of fuel reached the storm drain. Immediate response and clean-up was provided by a hazardous materials clean-up contractor and no fuel reached Humboldt Bay as the result of this spill.


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