HAZMAT Incidents / Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 @ 9:18 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Hydesville

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 Hydesville at around 3:30 a.m. today.

About one gallon of a substance described as “oil, mineral, non 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:

A pole mounted transformer failed due to unknown reasons. The incident resulted in a mineral oil release to soil. No waterways were impacted. A contractor is on-site to complete a cleanup and PG&E crews are in the process of repairing the transformer.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Hydesville area this year and the 55th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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