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