Hazmat crews inspecting suspicious substances in south Chico

Oct 20, 2015 5:06 PM by News Staff

Hazmat crews were called Tuesday to an apparent transient camp after several unknown substances were found spread across an area near the Highway 99 Bike Way.

Authorities responded to the area behind Kohl’s around 11 a.m. when somebody found approximately 30 containers containing liquids that obviously didn’t match the containers they were in.

A Hazmat team, along with a Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force officer responded to the scene and determined the containers were not the remnants of a drug lab.

Although it is not a drug lab, Hazmat crews are trying to identify each substance so it can be properly disposed of.

Crews are expected to remain on scene well into Tuesday afternoon.


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