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Caltrans Hazmat Crews Unsung Heroes of California Transportation



Caltrans News Flash #183

Date: October 3, 2018
District: Headquarters
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Email: Tamie.McGowen@dot.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 657-5060

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — Caltrans Hazardous Materials Teams (also known as Hazmat Crews) are unsung heroes of the state's transportation network. Hazmat Crews respond to traffic incidents throughout our state, work with several partnering agencies, and are pivotal in fostering a safe highway system.

In this Caltrans News Flash, we dive into the world of these crews, including a visit to a scheduled soil clean-up at the junction of Interstate 5 and State Route 33.

Hazmat Crews respond to emergency incidents along major state thoroughfares, especially during events that could have a dramatic impact on safety or the environment, like a fuel spill.

This video can also be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/MCBdaPmEF_8.

This Caltrans News Flash is the 183rd in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability.To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube (http://bit.ly/1ez3LYz).

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