Terra Linda Oil Spill

An oil spill from a vehicle occurred near Terra Linda high school.
A sizable quantity of oil went down the creek.
Emergency response measures were not in place.
Crews were still mopping it up the next day with paper towels.
No efforts immediately to contain it.
No appropriate immediate response.


Does Fire Dept. have absorbent booms?

This is a problem with perception of Gallinas Creek being just a ditch west of Highway 101. This reinforces the need for community education.

February 2009

Sausalito Sewage Treatment Plant Leak

The spill released 500,000 gallons of sewage into San Francisco Bay.

A defective pipe weld from when it was originally installed was suspected of contributing to the leak.

If anyone has news about spills and contamination in San Rafael, please contact Gallinas Watershed Council.

San Francisco Cosco Busan Oil Spill: A Preventable Tragedy
Booms were used in the wetlands of Las Gallinas Valley to help clean up after this oil spill.

Sewage spills into San Francisco Bay are forcing cities, water agencies and the public to take a closer look at wastewater and its impacts on the bay. QUEST investigates the causes of the spills and what’s being done to prevent them.

QUEST on KQED Public Media or click to launch video link!

Attention business owners!
To help prevent spills and contamination please study this MCSTOPPP questionnaire