HAZMAT Incidents / Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 @ 1:56 p.m.

Incident in Eureka

A new hazardous materials incident 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 waterways in Eureka at around 12:35 p.m. today.

About 24 ounces of a substance described as “paint chips” were 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: A boat was being pressure washed by a launch ramp. The pressure washer washed off paint chips from the vessel that impacted the Humboldt Bay. The relase is stopped and contained. The material is unrecoverable and clean up is in progress through Eureka Public Works.

This was the 30th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year.

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