HAZMAT Incidents / Sunday, Jan. 6 @ 4:34 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Ferndale

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 Ferndale at around 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6.

About one gallon of a substance described as “mineral oil non pcb” 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: NON-PCB MINERAL OIL DISCHARGED FROM A POLE MOUNTED REGULATOR THAT OVERPRESSURIZED. DROPLETS OF THE RELEASE LIKELY IMPACTED FRANCIS CREEK.

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



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