HAZMAT Incidents / Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 4:33 p.m.
Petroleum Incident in Eureka
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 waterways in Eureka at around 4 p.m. on Monday, April 15.
Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:
Per NRC " CALLER REPORTS A DISCHARGE OF AN UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF HYDRAULIC OIL ONTO THE DECK OF A VESSEL AND INTO THE WATER AFTER BLOWING A LINE ON A LAUNCH DAVIT SYSTEM ON A VESSEL."
Per Core of Engineers an estimated 5 gallons impacted water and 10 gallons impacted on board.
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.