HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 @ 7:16 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 road in Eureka at around 6:24 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

About two gallons of a substance described as “oil” were 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:

Release was due to a traffic collision resulting in the release impacting the soil, no waterways impacted, Fire Dept. has absorbents down to contain the release. There is a creek nearby the release but is not currently impacting it.

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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