HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 4:07 p.m.

Busted Equipment on Recology Truck Dumps Five Gallons of Hydraulic Fluid Onto Pigeon Point Road

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 Eureka at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19.

About five gallons of a substance described as “hydraulic fluid” 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:

As per caller, the company "Recology" is a garbage company and in the daily use of their equipment a fork hydraulic line burst on a garbage truck. Spill did impact some dirt and gravel in a driveway, the medium has been removed.

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.

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