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Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Hazardous Material Spill Update
CONTROL#: 22-7143 NRC# 1354347
NOTIFY DATE/TIME: 12/06/2022 / 1427RECEIVED BY:
OCCURENCE DATE/TIME:
12/06/2022/1340
CITY/OP. AREA:
Pittsburg/Contra Costa County

BAY AREA AQMD
1.a. PERSON NOTIFYING Cal OES:
AGENCY: NRC
1.b. PERSON REPORTING SPILL (If different from above):
AGENCY: CORTEVA
SUBSTANCE TYPE:
a. SUBSTANCE:b. QTY:
Amount
Measurec. TYPE:d. OTHER:e. PIPELINEf. VESSEL
>= 300 Tons
1.RAILROAD DERAILMENTN/A N/ARAILROAD DERAILMENTNoNo
2. HYDROCHLORIC ACIDUnknown UnknownCHEMICALNoNo
3. CAUSTICUnknown UnknownOTHERCAUSTICNoNo
Orignal Description: PER NRC: "CALLER STATES THAT A BNSF TRAIN HAD JUST PICKED UP CARS FROM THE REPORTING PARTY'S FACILITY. AFTER DEPARTING THE FACILITY, APPROXIMATELY 300 YARDS DOWN TRACK, 6 CARS OF THE TRAIN WAS DERAILED AND 4 OF THOSE CARS ARE LAYING ON THEIR SIDES. THE CAUSE IS SUSPECTED TO BE TRACK FAILURE."

Train Type: FREIGHT Train Direction: W
Train Speed: Track Speed:
Locomotives: 2 Cars: 33 Derailed: 6

REMEDIAL ACTIONS CONTRACTOR TO BE HIRED TO RERAIL CARS
Update(s): 12/06/2022 02:40:45 PM - Caller stated that no visable leaking or smells for potential hazards. Contractors on scene for upright of cars and re railing.
; 12/06/2022 10:24:38 PM - Caller states a release occurred of less than 1/2 gallon of Potassium hydroxide. Release is stopped and contained with no waterways impacted. A neutralizing agent has been applied and will be cleaned-up on 12/7/2022 by a contractor.

PERSON NOTIFYING Cal OES OF SPILL UPDATE:
NAME:
AGENCY:
PHONE#:
Ext:
PAG/CELL:
BNSF Railway
UPDATE QUANTITY
Amount
    Measure
1. less than 1/2 gallon Potassium Hydroxide
    Gal
2.
3.
4.

UPDATE KNOWN IMPACT:




UPDATE CAUSE:

SITUATION UPDATE:
Caller states a release occurred of less than 1/2 gallon of Potassium hydroxide. Release is stopped and contained with no waterways impacted. A neutralizing agent has been applied and will be cleaned-up on 12/7/2022 by a contractor.
Link to Spill Report: http://w3.calema.ca.gov/operational/malhaz.nsf/SpillAllDocs/AD6EF3DF21FD71FA88258910007B66B7?OpenDocument
FAX NOTIFICATION LIST:
AA/CUPA, DTSC, RWQCB, US EPA, USFWS, DFW-OSPR, AIR RESOURCES BD, CDPH-D.O., CSWC Managers, EDO, FDC, Cal OES REG, LDO, PUC, SFM, Co/WP, Co/Hlth, Co/E-Hlth
ADMINISTERING AGENCY:Contra Costa County Health Services Department
SECONDARY AGENCY:
ADDITIONAL COUNTIES:
ADDITIONAL ADMIN. AGENCY:
OTHER NOTIFIED:
RWQCB Unit:2
Cal GEM:
Cal OES Region: Coastal

CONFIRMATION REQUEST:




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Cal OES Reg.

garrett.thomsen@caloes.ca.gov

Created by: Warning Center on: 12/06/2022 10:24:38 PM Last Modified by: Warning Center on: 12/06/2022 10:30:21 PM
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