Truck spills human biosolid waste near Cambria

October 24, 2015

A tractor trailer loaded with 80,000 pounds of human biosolid waste tipped onto its side Friday on Highway 1 just south of Cambria spilling the waste onto the highway.

Shortly before 9 a.m., the driver, Sergio Mercado Lepe, 45, of Wasco, Calif., was attempting to turn from Highway 1 onto Highway 46 with a load of bio-solids from the Cambria Sewage Treatment Plant. Because of heavy fog, he almost missed the turnoff.

Lepe then made a sharp left which resulted in the truck tipping onto its side, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver was not injured in the accident.

Caltrans and Cal fire assisted in traffic control and cleanup. In less then three hours, the spill was removed and that portion of the highway was reopened.



  1. Ted Slanders says:

    Where is Laurance Shinderman and Tom Ryan? For them not to become hypocrites to the safety of San Luis Obispo County, then they should take the same initiative to this dangerous biosolid waste spill as they do with Phillips 66 oil can trains going through our county.

    More yard signs are needed post haste to prevent all biosolid waste trucks from operating within SLO county, along with other trucks carrying dangerous loads on highway 101 through our area!

    Laurance and Tom, remember what Jesus thought of hypocrites!

    “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.” (Matthew 23: 13-15)

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