HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, May 7 @ 2:45 p.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 residence in Arcata at around 10 a.m. yesterday.

About two 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:

RP states: A blown hydraulic on a garbage truck was the cause of the release. The release stopped and contained. No waterways or storm drains were impacted. Recology performed clean up. Caller was asked to report this incident per Humboldt County CUPA.

This was the seventh hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Arcata area this year and the 32nd petroleum spill in the county overall.



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