HAZMAT Incidents / Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 9:16 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 a blm area in Samoa at around 7:58 p.m. today.

About one gallon of a substance described as “fuel - gasoline type” was 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:

Vehicle struck a rock damaging the fuel tank which caused the release, material flowed onto sand, container and absorbent pad deployed, RP is handling the containment and clean up.

This was the fourth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Samoa area this year and the 38th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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