HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 12:11 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Carlotta

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 road in Carlotta at around 7:43 a.m. today.

About eight gallons of a substance described as “mineral oil non pcb” 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 tree fell down on a line causing a transformer to fall on highway 36 and release oil. The release stopped and contained. No waterways or Storm drains were impacted.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Carlotta area this year and the 39th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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