A truck carrying human waste removed from portable toilets tipped over on a Covina street and dumped 100 gallons of its load this afternoon, causing minor injuries to the driver and a hazardous materials situation to which several government agencies would have to respond.
The driver was trapped inside the cab of the truck when it overturned at about 2:05 p.m. in the 20600 block of Via Verde Street, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs.
"It went into a storm drain," Jacobs said. That required the state Office of Emergency Services and Department of Fish and Wildlife to be called in addition to Caltrans and a company to clean up the mess, he said.
The truck was towed at about 4 p.m., Jacobs said, and the cleanup was
--City News Service