About 100 gallons of waste oil went into a storm drain in Banning today, prompting a multi-agency response.
Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann said officials were investigating the source and cause of the spill, which was reported around 9:40 a.m. in the 550 block of East Ramsey Street.
The oil traveled more than a mile through a flood control channel on the Morongo Indian reservation, she said, but no evacuations were necessary.
Several agencies were involved in the cleanup, including the fire department’s hazardous materials team, the state Office of Spill Prevention and Response and the Colorado River Quality Control Board, Hagemann said.
This afternoon, a private company took over the cleanup, Hagemann said, but she did not disclose the name of the firm.
About 100 gallons of waste oil went into a storm drain in Banning Monday morning, prompting a cleanup involving state and county teams.
The spill occurred shortly before 9:40 a.m. in the 550 block of East Ramsey Street, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
The waist oil traveled more than a mile into a flood control channel on the Morongo Indian Reservation, said Jody Hagemann in a report.
Representatives from the city of Banning, Riverside County Flood Control, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Cal Trans and the Department of Fish and Game are working to remove the waste oil.