Chico man upset potential environmental hazard left in Comanche Creek

Oct 24, 2014 7:37 PM

A Chico man is upset that dozens of discarded butane canisters have been left in Comanche Creek south of Chico for two months. He's been worried that the next big rain will carry the canisters downstream, and if they are punctured, will seem into the groundwater. Michael August says he jogs on Lone Pine Avenue often, and spotted the canisters two months ago. Since then, he has called the Butte County Department of Health and Environment, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. He says it took two months, but someone finally came out and picked up the cans and boxed them. But they left the box in the creek just a few feet above the base. August says he doesn't know if or when the box will be picked up. Action News Now left messages with both departments, but has not yet received a return call. The canisters were most likely involved in the illegal manufacturing of Honey Oil.


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