HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 @ 11:19 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Arcata

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 Arcata at around noon on Sunday, Feb. 10.

About 10 gallons of a substance described as “oil, mineral, pcb less than 50 ppm” 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:

An overhead transformer was damaged during inclement weather. The incident resulted in a mineral oil spill to soil. PG&E crews responded to the site and completed a cleanup and repairs. No waterways were impacted.

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

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