HAZMAT Incidents / Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 @ 8:57 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in McKinleyville

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 McKinleyville at around 6:50 p.m. today.

Less than one gallon of a substance described as “mineral oil” 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 states a resident called and reported a leaking non PCB pole mounted transformer due to a mechanical malfunction. The oil spilled onto asphalt and soil. PG&E and a contractor will be handling clean up. No water impacted.

This was the fourth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the McKinleyville area this year and the 53rd petroleum spill in the county overall.

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