State toxics officials say a disaster was averted when officials found 11,000 gallons of potentially explosive chemicals in an abandoned building and safely disposed of them.
Officials said Friday that the chemicals at a site in Yuba City included a variety of acids and cyanide stored in 55-gallon drums and giant open vats.
The property was a former custom chrome and bumper business that was abandoned when the owner died.
It was located in an area of homes and commercial buildings.
The cleanup cost more than $250,000.