List of Reports

Emissions from old well


Saturday, December 2, 2023, 12:40 PM

Description:

Filmed a possible leak coming from a hole near the base of a idle well. Flir footage shows what looks like a minor gas leak coming from a hole in the casing (circled in blue in provided picture) ...

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Huge fire with smoke


Saturday, December 2, 2023, 06:09 AM

Description:

There is a huge flame at the refinery right now. It has puffs of black smoke coming from the stack. I have a sick person at home and I'm worried because this has been burning all day. ...

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Llama y olores de la refeneria


Saturday, December 2, 2023, 01:12 AM

Description:

Hay una llama grande que se prende y apaga. En las últimas semanas has habido olores fuertes y en las mañanas sale mucho humo de la torcha ...

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Smells from flaring


Friday, December 1, 2023, 05:10 AM

Description:

Por la última semana ha estado saliendo olores muy fuertes de petróleo y huevo podrido del fuego en la refinería. Mejor me quedo adentro porque los olores llegan muy fuerte . También ha habido humo negro que sale de la refinería temprano en las mañanas. Entre las 7 a 11 de la mañana es cuando ...

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Gas Leak


Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 07:38 AM

Description:

We have been smelling gas/rotten eggs at our address for a while now. I would like someone to check our home out please. ...

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Leaking oil well


Friday, November 17, 2023, 08:33 AM

Description:

My grandmother was having symptoms such as severe headache and nausea. She was outside during the day and started to experience these symptoms in the evening. ...

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Leaking oil well


Friday, November 17, 2023, 08:33 AM

Description:

My grandmother was having symptoms such as severe headache and nausea. She was outside during the day and started to experience these symptoms in the evening. ...

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Heavy black smoke train yard


Sunday, October 15, 2023, 03:57 AM

Description:

Heavy black smoke burning in a train yard between Truxtun Ave and California Ave near Bakersfield High School ...

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1,2,3-TCP in McFarland Water


Monday, August 28, 2023, 11:19 AM

Description:

A report from the City of McFarland stated that the average level for the contaminate 1,2,3-TCP in the City's drinking water over 3 months (January, February, and March of 2023) was 0.037 ug/L. This is 52 times higher than the Public Health Goal of 0.0007 ug/L and 7 times higher than the drinking wa ...

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BM29-30 Illegal dumping


Monday, August 21, 2023, 02:29 PM

Description:

Oil barrels and other various debris were discovered in an irrigation canal within Sandridge property. ...

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Fire


Thursday, June 22, 2023, 03:40 PM

Description:

Fire with white smoke ...

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Abandon Sail boat (Ridgecrest)


Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 08:17 PM

Description:

Abandon Boat on S China lake and Brady st. Brady trail head. Boat is dumped where people park there car to head to the trail. ...

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Illegal field dumping


Sunday, May 28, 2023, 08:18 PM

Description:

Illegal dumping in desert fuels Bed frame, tree branches, plastic,carpet,tires. Please help. ...

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Illegal field dumping


Sunday, May 28, 2023, 08:07 PM

Description:

Illegal dumping in desert fuels Bed frame, tree branches, plastic,carpet,tires. Please help. ...

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Flooded soccer field


Saturday, February 25, 2023, 08:03 PM

Description:

Soccer field is flooded at Pioneer Park on east side Bakersfield ...

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Memory Problems resulting from pollution


Friday, July 1, 2022, 02:21 PM

Description:

Everyone in our home has headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, memory problems. I am worried that we have some methane gas leaks like I heard about from the east side.P ...

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Methane gas leak


Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 04:24 PM

Description:

Methane gas leak behind our home. Everyone in our home has headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, memory problems ...

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Abandoned water well


Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 03:41 PM

Description:

This is a 3 party water well that has not been used in over 20 years. County had sent me a letter to destroy well in 2021. I advised County it was not located on my property and the property owner had blocked all access to well illegally. The individual from the county (David Faller) then informed m ...

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Leak


Friday, May 20, 2022, 05:11 PM

Description:

Smelled like gas a little the last couple of days. Didn’t think anything of it but wife noticed it. Until we were told there was one in the area. That would explain the fatigue, nausea and headaches we have been having. ...

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Street flooding


Thursday, December 16, 2021, 07:51 AM

Description:

Water on weed patch highway northbound. Causing traffic problems and an accident waiting to happen ...

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Improper Oil Spill Disposal


Saturday, June 5, 2021, 08:30 AM

Description:

An oil pimping jack is in service located along the bike path near where the new extension (to Taft Highway) begins. We (my riding partner and I) have observed a significant and progressing spill accumulating over the prior weeks (6 weeks or more); the berm was full of spilled oil the week before. ...

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Illegal dumping/squatters


Saturday, April 10, 2021, 12:53 PM

Description:

Dumping junk cars and parked RV , trashing empty house lot ...

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Illegal Dumping


Monday, April 5, 2021, 03:07 PM

Description:

There is a number of mattresses, couches, chemicals, and other garbage all over the area in this popular walking path for local residents ...

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Month long boom sound


Sunday, March 21, 2021, 07:58 PM

Description:

Month long boom/ pop sounds south east of Lamont. Usually louder at night. In a few occasions It has shaken the house. Hard too sleepbecause of the sounds. ...

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Old trees falling and causing unsafe conditions


Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 10:19 AM

Description:

Old trees at park that are dying have branches breaking off and they are causing unsafe conditions where kids play. ...

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Open pit


Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 10:17 AM

Description:

Open pit at the park that smells bad during certain times of the year. ...

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Trailer Trucks


Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 02:37 PM

Description:

Large number of trailers parking at an empty lot. Not exactly sure if this is a legitimate business or they are parking there illegally. ...

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Buried Oil Drilling Sumps on Prime Farmland


Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 10:49 AM

Description:

Material buried in oil drilling sumps prevents farmers from using their land properly and threatens local ground water with contamination. ...

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Oil and Gas Odors


Monday, February 24, 2020, 07:07 PM

Description:

Strong oil and gas petroleum smells coming from the west north west of community. started noticing around 6 when picking up daughter from bus stop. Symptoms are head aches and soar throat ...

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High Speed Rail Dirty Diesel Equipment between Shafter and Wasco


Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 04:15 PM

Description:

I observed today that High Speed Rail seems to be using older diesel engines on several pieces of earth moving equipment with visible smoke from exhaust pipes. This is similar to an unresolved earlier complaint about HSR using older diesel trucks for moving dirt to the construction site. This goes a ...

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Very Strong H2S smell


Monday, April 8, 2019, 08:14 PM

Description:

There was an overwhelming and pugent smell that made me pull over and gag!! ...

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Pollution from High Speed Rail construction


Sunday, January 13, 2019, 04:09 PM

Description:

High Speed Rail (HSR) construction has begun on the north side of Shafter. Earth moving to form the rail bed is being done by trucks bringing dirt from another location. These trucks do not seem to have the latest diesel engines which would limit diesel pollution for nearby residents such as those l ...

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Large white toxic plume


Thursday, December 20, 2018, 06:26 PM

Description:

Large white plume being released from Pixley ethanol staying close to the ground ...

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pesticides@2p.m


Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 02:44 PM

Description:

spraying pesticides @2p.m we live with swamp coolers and everything gies inside.theres kids around this block! ...

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Possible pipeline leak


Friday, July 13, 2018, 12:10 PM

Description:

Using a FLIR, we captured a leak coming from a ground-level connection valve or pipe. This report has already been emailed to Valley Air & DOGGR. ...

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Sewers drainage sewer drainage


Thursday, July 12, 2018, 12:11 PM

Description:

Water is comeing out of the sewer ...

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Smelly Oil emissions


Monday, July 9, 2018, 02:59 PM

Description:

Smell from Oil field behind apartments. Oil pump working. ...

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Sewers drainage


Thursday, July 5, 2018, 12:17 PM

Description:

It's a sewer drainage ...

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Cyanobacteria Damger


Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 05:58 AM

Description:

Kern County Environmental Health and the California Water Quality Control Board report dangerous levels of the neurotoxin Cyanobacteria at Kissack Bay and Paradise Cove. Cattle and human waste in the reservoir draw down zone create this problem each summer as the shallow water heats to a toxic stew. ...

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County & State failure to conduct proper permit process for Clean Harbors toxic waste landfill in Buttonwillow, proposed expansion, lack of language access


Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 04:03 PM

Description:

https://www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov/public/hwmp_profile_report?global_id=CAD980675276&starttab= DTSC's website confirms that they are allowing Clean Harbors to continue dumping hazardous wastes at the landfill in Buttonwillow despite the fact that the permit they are operating on was issued in 199 ...

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Overwhelming smell of manure


Thursday, June 14, 2018, 09:53 AM

Description:

Gagging lingering smell in and out of the house. ...

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Left burned with trash


Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 07:15 PM

Description:

This house has been left burned for 6 month with a trailer in the back that just recently burned twice over the weekend. People have been coming by dumping cars , trash, beds. ...

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Spoiled smell


Friday, June 8, 2018, 09:10 PM

Description:

spoiled smell near lamont PUD well #5 ...

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Pot next door


Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 10:24 AM

Description:

There is a pot farm next door ,three houses to the north on east side of house and the newest farm two houses north of Carmichael St boron that affect Daisy street. The one directly next door has been in operation for at least two seasons. The stench permeates everything. It makes me nauseous and sh ...

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Illegal waste water dumping


Sunday, April 15, 2018, 02:55 PM

Description:

Seems to be a lot of water being dumped onto a patch of alkali ground for several years. Nearby dairy may be the source. ...

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Trashing the desert


Monday, March 12, 2018, 04:08 AM

Description:

Tree brush,leaves,salt cedar,and pine mixed with blue paint chips trahing natural growth and posing a fire hassard. ...

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Methane smell near oil refinery


Monday, January 22, 2018, 08:32 AM

Description:

Strong methane smell at stop light next to oil. Refinery ...

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White & Black smoking from Kern Oil traveling to Lamomt


Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 08:02 AM

Description:

While the flare was burning at about 8 a.m. there were two large smokestacks releasing white smoke that was collected in the cloud and traveling south. ...

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Illegal oil waste dump


Friday, December 15, 2017, 03:42 PM

Description:

Tires, debris and waste oil (dumped and spilled) ...

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All roads closed


Thursday, December 7, 2017, 08:24 PM

Description:

All Southside roads leading to Arvin we're closed without prior notice to the community worried there might be a gas leak citizens are very concerned ...

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