HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, Feb. 12 @ 9:21 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Hoopa

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 an industrial plant in Hoopa at around 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11.

About 20 gallons of a substance described as “gasoline” 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 THE NRC REPORT #1237464 CALLER IS REPORTING THE 40 GALLON DISCHARGE OF A MIXTURE OF DIESEL AND GASOLINE FROM A STORAGE DRUM THAT WAS SHOT AND LEAKED OUT. BOOMS APPLIED, ABSORBENTS APPLIED, EXCAVATED SOIL, CLEAN UP UNDERWAY, INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY

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



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