Another Bleach Spills of 2,000 Gallons in El Cajon

EL CAJON, Calif. — A harmful materials spill was reported Monday at an El Cajon pool supply company.

Around 5:30 a.m., workers at Abcana Industries revealed that a 4,000- gallon storage tank filled with bleach had been drained to half its volume, Heartland Fire and Rescue spokesman Sonny Saghera said. The 2,000 gallons of bleach went into a secondary containment area that also had a breech, and the chemical afterwards flowed into the storm drain and the company’s parking lot at 545 W. Bradley Ave., Saghera said. 

Heartland Fire and Rescue personnel were joined by San Diego County and city hazmat or hazwoper crews conducted at the scene around 7:20 a.m. to clean up the spill, which was restricted to people, Saghera said. An environmental crew was on scene to finish cleaning up the hazardous pool chemical, Saghera said. Some of the bleach did spill into the storm drain, although they don’t know how much. 

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