Contra Costa County hazmat said the received a call around 10:15 a.m. about mercury underneath a man's motorcycle trailer. Hazmat responded and started to clean up to the mercury when they looked and noticed there was mercury in other locations.
Parts of Manzanita Way in Antioch are closed due to mercury— Contra Costa Health (@CoCoHealth) March 13, 2017
contamination. HazMat and USEPA on scene. Call 925-335-3200 for more info.
There are currently six to seven areas contaminated with mercury, according to Contra Costa hazmat.
No shelter-in-place was issued, but Manzanita is closed down to help stop the spread of contamination.
An EPA spokesperson said that someone may have inadvertently thrown out the mercury with the trash and it spilled.
There is no estimated time of reopening and USEPA is helping with the clean up.