HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, May 15 @ 11 a.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 recycling center in Arcata at around 10:47 a.m. today.
Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:
Per the NRC, "CALLER STATED ASPHALT OIL FROM OLD ROOFING SHINGLES ARE BEING CRUSHED UP AND DUMPED INTO PILES OF RUBBLE ON THE PROPERTY. CALLER STATED WHEN IT RAINS THE OIL LEACHES OUT INTO A POND CONTAINING DUCKS."
Body of Water: PRIVATE POND
Tributary of: PACIFIC OCEAN
Environmental Impact: YES/WILDLIFE
Release Secured: UNKNOWN
This was the eighth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Arcata area this year and the 33rd petroleum spill in the county overall.