HAZMAT Incidents / Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 @ 5:37 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Ferndale

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 utilities/substation in Ferndale at around 3:30 p.m. today.

About one gallon of a substance described as “mineral oil - none pcb” 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:

Caller stated that the release is coming from a pole mounted transfer due to unknown mechanical issues resulting in the material impacting the grass. Repair crews are enroute to replace the transformer.

This was the fourth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Ferndale area this year and the 48th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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