HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 @ 3:06 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Eureka

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 Eureka at around 2:30 p.m. today.

Less than one gallon of a substance described as “transformer oil, pcb unknown” 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:

RP states release was due to a transformer malfunction, material released onto the road and curb, the release is still dripping but not flowing anywhere and limited to the side of the road, there is a crew enroute to replace the transformer and a contractor enroute to handle cleanup, estimated time of control is within the hour.

This was the 25th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 47th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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