Residents were being warned to stay away from San Francisco’s Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Friday morning after employees there reported a chemical reaction.
Fire officials reported a hazardous materials response at the plant on Great Highway near Sloat Boulevard around 12:12 p.m. on Twitter and said the building had been evacuated.
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokesman Tyler Gamble said plant staff had contact the fire department after a chemical reaction occurred and initiated precautionary measures.
“The situation is contained at this time and we’re evaluating the cause of initial reaction,” Gamble said in a statement on Twitter.
No injuries have been reported and there is no threat to the public or the surrounding area, officials said. The cause of the reaction is under investigation.
#071318HZ1 HAZMAT OCEANSIDE SANITARY SITE GREAT HIGHWAY NEAR SLOAT SFFD WORKING ON INCIDENT, BLDG EVACUATED, NO INJURIES AT THIS TIME NO THREAT TO SURROUNDING AREA PIO ENROUTE MORE INFO TO FOLLOW pic.twitter.com/x5knuEW221
— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) July 13, 2018
This morning, a chemical reaction occurred at @SFWater Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant. Following safety protocols, plant staff contacted @sffdpio & initiated precautionary measures. The situation is contained at this time & we're evaluating the cause of initial reaction.
— Tyler Gamble (@tgambl1) July 13, 2018