HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, April 18 @ 1:37 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Samoa

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 Samoa at around 1:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.

About eight gallons of a substance described as “hydraulic oil” 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 caller the release occurred due a fitting separating. Per the caller the release is stopped and contained. Per the caller less than 1/2 gallons did enter the ocean.

PER THE NRC REPORT CALLER IS REPORTING THAT WHILE TESTING REPAIRS FROM A PREVIOUS
INCIDENT (1242845) THERE WAS A DISCHARGE OF HYDRAULIC OIL MOSTLY ON THE DECK OF THE VESSEL AND A SMALL AMOUNT INTO HUMBOLDT BAY.

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



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