HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 @ 3:19 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 road in Eureka at around 2:30 p.m. today.

About one gallon of a substance described as “transformer oil - 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:

Per caller, a transformer failed and started to leak resulting in the release of 1 Gal of Transformer oil - Non PCB onto a vehicle and asphalt below the transformer. Contractor conducting clean up. Not stopped and not contained. No waterway or drinking water impacted.

This was the 28th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 56th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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