HAZMAT Incidents / Monday, Jan. 28 @ 2:29 p.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 waterways in Eureka at around 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28.
About 15 gallons of a substance described as “bilge slops” 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:
Per NRC report" CALLER REPORTS A DISCHARGE OF APPROXIMATELY 15 GALLONS OF BILGE SLOPS INTO THE WATER CAUSED BY AN UNKNOWN REASON FROM A VESSEL AT A
" Sheen Size Length: 300 FEET Sheen Size Width: 100 FEET "
" CALLER REPORTS ABSORBANT MATERIALS WERE USED TO CLEAN UP THE OIL AND THE REMAINDER OF THE MATERIAL WILL DISSIPATE."
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.