HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, Jan. 3 @ 11:54 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Eureka

A new hazardous materials incident involving petroleum has been reported to the California Office of Emergency Services.

According to a report published by the office, the incident took place at or near a residence in Eureka at around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3.

About one cup of a substance described as “hydraulic fluid” was released to the environment, according to the person who called in the report.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

RP states release was due to a pinhole in the hydraulic line on a garbage truck in a residential pick up route, material flowed onto the asphalt and a little bit onto adjacent soil, the release is stopped, the material is contained and cleaned up, no waterways were impacted. Recology sweeper trucks and personnel were on scene to clean the asphalt and dig out dirt on the shoulder.

This was the 1st hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 1st petroleum spill in the county overall.



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