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Chevron Press Release - Coast Guard And Fish And Game Approve Demobilization For Cleanup

CONCORD, CALIF., July 1, 1994 -- After a rapid and successful cleanup operation, the U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Game have authorized Chevron to demobilize its response efforts following a Thursday evening gasoline spill. As of mid-afternoon today, all gasoline floating on water had been removed from the site.

The accident occurred at about 8:00 p.m. last night on the westbound Solano Way on-ramp to Highway 4, when, according to witnesses, a Chevron tanker truck attempted to avoid a car that was trying to pass it.

The truck, which was carrying approximately 8,700 gallons of gasoline, rolled onto its side and spilled most of its load onto the ground, with a portion going into a storm drain leading to the stream called Walnut Creek. At no time did gasoline from the spill approach Suisun Bay or the Delta. Response efforts began almost immediately after the accident.

Vacuum trucks are now no longer needed at the site. Absorbent boom remains secured in place to catch any remaining traces of gasoline.

Chevron will continue to monitor the site. In addition, Chevron and Fish and Game continue to assess potential impact to wildlife.

Updated: July 1994