CLIPBOARD : Taking Hazardous Spills

Researched by: KATHIE BOZANICH / Los Angeles Times

The Orange County Hazardous Materials Team, administered by the county Health Care Agency's division of environmental health, responds to calls on chemical spills and other incidents involving hazardous materials. Sometimes the team goes to the site and other

times it advises citizens or local fire departments over the phone.

There were 26 spills recorded in HAZMAT's response logs in May, with the central area of the county chalking up the most spills at 10. Here are the details on those spills.

Date: May 3

Location of Incident: 1130 Main St., Orange

Material Handler: Roadway Express Inc.

Materials Involved: diesel fuel

Date: May 7

Location of Incident: 2109 S. Wright St., Santa Ana 1130 Main St., Orange

Material Handler: Fluorocarbon Aerospace ComponentsMaterials Involved: brazing salt

Date: May 8

Location of Incident: Esplanade Street at Palmyra Avenue, Orange 1130 Main St., Orange

Material Handler: unknown

Materials Involved: paint waste (latex)

Date: May 8

Location of Incident: Virginia Avenue at Edgewood Road, Santa Ana 1130 Main St., Orange

Material Handler: unknown

Materials Involved: paint waste (latex)

Date: May 10

Location of Incident: 504 W. Chapman Ave. E, Orange

Material Handler: unknown

Materials Involved: waste oil

Date: May 17

Location of Incident: Tustin and Bixby avenues, Orange

Material Handler: unknown

Materials Involved: plaster dust

Date: May 18

Location of Incident: 918 S. Harbor Blvd., SantaAna

Material Handler: Lee's Auto Repair

Materials Involved: radiator coolant (later determined to be radiator cleaner)

Date: May 21

Location of Incident: 152 W. Durant St., Santa Ana

Material Handler: unknown

Materials Involved: gas and oil

Date: May 29

Location of Incident: 1645 N. Case St., Orange

Material Handler: Vi-Cal Metals

Materials Involved: motor oil

Date: May 31

Location of Incident: 700 W. Chapman Ave., Orange

Material Handler: Fast Gas

Materials Involved: gasoline

HAZARDOUS SPILLS REPORTED IN CENTRAL AREA June, 1989--May, 1990

City Spills Santa Ana 33 Orange 30 Garden Grove 10 Tustin 7 Westminster 5 Fountain Valley 2 Villa Park 2

Source: Orange County Health Care Agency, environmental health division:

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