HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 @ 12:03 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Petrolia

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 Petrolia at around 10:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

About 0.5 gallons of a substance described as “oil, mineral, unknown pcb's” 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:

A overhead transformer failed resulting in a mineral oil spill to vegetation. PG&E crews responded to the scene and are in the process of performing a cleanup and repairs. No waterways were impacted.

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

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