Hazmat crews clean up mercury spill in Livermore

Spill discovered in 900 block of I Street

Cleanup crews on Tuesday were able to remove approximately one cup of spilled mercury found covering a Livermore street Monday.

Fire officials said the spill was found in the 900 block of I Street.

The California Department of Toxic Substances arrived on scene at 10 a.m. Tuesday and coordinated with a hazardous materials clean-up company and the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.

Crews were able to clean up the spilled mercury by around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and determine there was no longer a hazard.

On Monday at 7:36 p.m., the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department responded to a report of a possible hazardous material spill and found approximately 15 square feet of the street was covered in mercury.

It is not known where the mercury came from.

Dennis Culver, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service


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