press release

Chevron Press Release - Cleanup In Progress On Gasoline Spill In Concord

CONCORD, CALIF., July 1, 1994 -- Cleanup has been under way since about 10:30 p.m. last night for a gasoline spill from a Chevron tanker truck in Concord, Chevron officials reported today. Following the accident, Chevron immediately put its emergency response plan into effect and notified all appropriate agencies.

The truck overturned at about 8:00 p.m. Thursday night on the westbound Solano Way on-ramp to Highway 4. According to witnesses, the truck was attempting to avoid a car that was trying to pass it.

The truck, which was carrying approximately 8,700 gallons of gasoline, rolled onto its left side. The driver was taken to Mount Diablo Hospital in Concord; his name and condition have not yet been released.

Chevron is taking responsibility for directing the cleanup.

There was no fire from the accident, and traffic is normal in the area. About 8,300 gallons of gasoline from the truck spilled into a storm drain that leads into Hastings Slough. Workers are using vacuum trucks, boom and absorbent material to retrieve the product.

Chevron is evaluating possible impact on wildlife.

Updated: July 1994