HAZMAT Incidents / Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 6:55 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Willow Creek

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 residence in Willow Creek at around 6:20 a.m. on Saturday, March 9.

Less than one gallon of a substance described as “non-pcb transformer oil” was 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:

RP states less than one gallon of Non-PCB Transformer Oil released, due to mechanical issues, impacting vegetation. The release is stopped and it is currently unknown if the release is contained. PG&E personnel are en-route, at the time of this report, to conduct the clean-up. It is unknown if a storm drain is impacted as it is currently raining.

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

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