HAYWARD (CBS SF) — A hazmat situation at a Hayward chemical company has ended after nearby residents and businesses were ordered to shelter in place within a one-mile radius.
The incident was reported at 2:08 p.m. at 3130 Depot Road, according to Alameda County fire officials.
The address is the location of the company Contractors Chemical Inc. A phone number listed online for the company was no longer in service.
The company is in the process of going out of business and workers were mixing chemicals in large quantities that produced the gas, according to Don Nichelson of the Hayward Fire Department.
Juan Torres, an employee at nearby Filter Recycling Services at 3200 Depot Road, said their company was told to shut all windows and turn off their air conditioning.
Around 4:15 p.m., Hayward Police said the shelter-in-place alert was lifted, the hazmat situation was mitigated and there was no hazard.
There was no report of any injuries.
The California Highway Patrol said northbound Clawiter Road near State Road 92 was reopened after being closed during the hazmat situation.
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