HAZMAT Incidents / Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 @ 6:37 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Garberville

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 remote area in Garberville at around 5:45 p.m. today.

About two gallons of a substance described as “unknown pcb oil” 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:

Caller states due to equipment failure on an overhead transformer, there was a release of unknown PCB oil, testing is in progress. The material spilled onto dirt. PG&E will handle clean up. No waterways impacted.

This was the second hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Garberville area this year and the 61st petroleum spill in the county overall.


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