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CLIPBOARD : Hazardous Spills Log

The Orange County Hazardous Materials Team, run by the County Health Care Agency division of environmental health, responds to calls on chemical spills and other incidents involving hazardous materials. Sometimes the team will go to the site; other times it will advise residents or local fire departments over the phone.

There were 17 spills recorded in HAZMAT’s response logs in June. Here are the details: Date: June 1 Location of Incident: 1757 S. State College Blvd., Fullerton Material Handler: Unknown Material Involved: Plating baths and acids Date: June 5 Location of Incident: Yale and Bryan avenues, Irvine Material Handler: City of Irvine Material Involved: Unknown crystals Date: June 6 Location of Incident: 218 S. Center Ave., Santa Ana Material Handler: Del Ray Chrome Material Involved: Spilled nickel plating solution Date: June 6 Location of Incident: 25862 Domingo Ave., Dana Point Material Handler: Unknown Material Involved: Tar and gasoline Date: June 7 Location of Incident: Ortega Highway and Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano Material Handler: Unknown Material Involved: Pool acid Date: June 8 Location of Incident: Brea-Olinda Landfill, Brea Material Handler: Brea Community Hospital Material Involved: Blood Date: June 11 Location of Incident: 1221 Corvette St., Garden Grove Material Handler: Unknown Material Involved: Soda ash Date: June 11 Location of Incident: Riverside and Orange freeways, Anaheim Material Handler: Unknown Material Involved: Sewage Date: June 12 Location of Incident: 100 N. Atchison St., Orange Material Handler: Unknown Material Involved: One gallon of gasoline Date: June 13 Location of Incident: 8 Wildflower, Laguna Niguel Material Handler: Resident Material Involved: Hydrochloric acid Date: June 13 Location of Incident: 2700 E. Regal Park Drive, Anaheim Material Handler: Unknown Material Involved: Sewage Date: June 17 Location of Incident: 1226 N. Olive St., Anaheim Material Handler: Coca-Cola Foods Material Involved: Ammonia gas Date: June 18 Location of Incident: Imperial Highway and Cypress Street, La Habra Material Handler: Unknown Material Involved: Salad oil Date: June 26 Location of Incident: 13000 block of Sandra Place, Garden Grove Material Handler: Unknown Material Involved: Hydrochloric acid and aluminum foil Date: June 27 Location of Incident: Lance Lane, Anaheim Material Handler: Sierra Fireplace Distributors Material Involved: Lime slag Date: June 29 Location of Incident: Alton Avenue and Fairview Road, Santa Ana Material Handler: Unknown Material Involved: Waste oil Date: June 29 Location of Incident: 211 S. Vine St., Anaheim Material Handler: Agrigold Material Involved: Ammonia Source: Orange County Health Care Agency, environmental health division Researched by: KATHIE BOZANICH / Los Angeles Times


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