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Taking Hazardous Spills

December 28, 1989|Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene and Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

The Orange County Hazardous Materials Team, administered by the county Health Care Agency division of environmental health, responds to calls on chemical spills and other incidents involving hazardous materials. Sometimes it goes to the site, other times it advises citizens or local fire departments over the phone.

Of 17 local fire departments in Orange County (16 city departments plus the county), three have hazardous materials units that cover the county through mutual aid agreements-- Anaheim, Huntington Beach and the county station in Irvine. HAZMAT is called in most, but not all, incidents. Following is HAZMAT's spill response log for October.

Date Location of Incident Material Handler Oct. 1 Tonner Canyon Road and Unknown Brea Boulevard, Brea Oct. 5 Juice Tree, Inc. Juice Tree 12151 Monarch St., Garden Grove Oct. 6 NMI Electronics, 2930 College NMI Ave. "A," Costa Mesa Oct. 7 Hughes Aircraft, Gilbert Hughes Aircraft and Malvern streets Oct. 8 Stables, Irvine Boulevard Energy and Environment and Sand Canyon Avenue Oct. 8 Medical Testing Lab., Medical Testing Lab 8633 Knott Ave., Buena Park Oct. 9 520 Dyer Road, Santa Ana Unknown Oct. 11 Balseal Engineering, Balseal 600 W. Warner Ave., Santa Ana Oct. 12 BFM Energy Products, BFM 2040 Dyer Road, Santa Ana Oct. 12 International Seal, International Seal 2041 E. Wilshire Place, Santa Ana Oct. 13 Circuit Lab., 23197 Alcalde Circuit Lab Drive, Laguna Hills Oct. 13 L.T.D. Cleaners, L.T.D. Cleaners 790 N. Brea Blvd., Brea Oct. 16 10342 Pua Drive, Resident Huntington Beach Oct. 16 Albertson's, 1131 N. Albertson's State College Blvd., Anaheim Oct. 17 600 N. Poinsetta St., Unknown (illegal disposal) Santa Ana Oct. 18 Doheny State Beach, Unknown Dana Point Oct. 19 McDonnell Douglas, 5192 McDonnell Douglas Bolsa Ave., Huntington Beach Oct. 24 Chevron, 1409 W. Chapman Unknown (illegal disposal) Ave., Orange Oct. 30 Bastanchury Road and Unknown Warburton Way, Fullerton Oct. 31 Holt Integrated Circuits, Holt Integrated Circuits 9351 Jeronimo Road, Irvine

Date Location of Incident Materials Involved Oct. 1 Tonner Canyon Road Waste oil, three and Brea Boulevard, Brea 55-gallon drums Oct. 5 Juice Tree, Inc. Hydraulic oil 12151 Monarch St., Garden Grove Oct. 6 NMI Electronics, Water-soluble flux 2930 College Ave. "A," Costa Oct. 7 Hughes Aircraft, Gilbert Roofing emulsion and Malvern streets solvent Oct. 8 Stables, Irvine Boulevard Acetone and Sand Canyon Avenue Oct. 8 Medical Testing Lab., Blood vials 8633 Knott Ave., Buena Park Oct. 9 520 Dyer Road, Santa Ana Motor oil Oct. 11 Balseal Engineering, Coolant and 600 W. Warner Ave., Santa tricarboxyic acid Oct. 12 BFM Energy Products, Drum of possibly 2040 Dyer Road, Santa Ana radioactive material Oct. 12 International Seal, Viton 2041 E. Wilshire Place, Santa Ana Oct. 13 Circuit Lab., 23197 Unknown acid Alcalde Drive, Laguna Hills Oct. 13 L.T.D. Cleaners, 5-10 gallons of peracetic 790 N. Brea Blvd., Brea acid Oct. 16 10342 Pua Drive, Carburetor cleaner Huntington Beach Oct. 16 Albertson's, 1131 N. Food preservative State College Blvd., Anaheim Oct. 17 600 N. Poinsetta St., Alkali batteries Santa Ana Oct. 18 Doheny State Beach, Gas cylinder washed Dana Point onto beach Oct. 19 McDonnell Douglas, 5192 Unknown Bolsa Ave., Huntington Beach Oct. 24 Chevron, 1409 W. Waste oil, five gallons Chapman Ave., Orange Oct. 30 Bastanchury Road and Waste oil, 70 gallons Warburton Way, Fullerton Oct. 31 Holt Integrated Circuits, Flammable gases 9351 Jeronimo Road, Irvine

Source: Orange County Health Care Agency, Environmental Health Division

HAZARDOUS SPILLS REPORTED BY CITY/COMMUNITY

November 1988--October 1989

City: Anaheim Spills: 41 City: Huntington Beach Spills: 33 City:Garden Grove Spills: 28 City: Orange Spills: 27 City: Santa Ana Spills: 27 City: Irvine Spills: 26 City: Brea Spills: 17 City: Placentia Spills: 13 City: Costa Mesa Spills: 13 City: La Habra Spills: 9 City: Fullerton Spills: 8 City: Newport Beach Spills: 8 City: Dana Point Spills: 6 City: El Toro Spills: 6 City: Laguna Hills Spills: 6 City: Tustin Spills: 6 City: Westminster Spills: 5 City: Yorba Linda Spills: 5 City: Los Alamitos Spills: 4 City: Rural canyons Spills: 4 City: Buena Park Spills: 4 City: Mission Viejo Spills: 3 City: Stanton Spills: 3 City: Fountain Valley Spills: 2 City: San Juan Capistrano Spills: 2 City: Cypress Spills: 1 City: Laguna Beach Spills: 1 City: La Palma Spills: 1 City: Midway City Spills: 1 City: Seal Beach Spills: 1 City: San Clemente Spills: 1 City: Sunset Beach Spills: 1

March 1989: 29

October 1989: 20

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