HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 @ 10:22 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Arcata

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 an agricultural in Arcata at around 9:30 a.m. today.

Less than eight gallons of a substance described as “non-pcb mineral 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:

RP states, Due to weather, an overhead transformer was damaged when the pole came down. Less than 8 gallons of non-pcb mineral oil was released. The release has been stopped and containment is being established. No waterways or storm drains were impacted by this incident. A contractor will be conducting cleanup of the release.

This was the 10th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Arcata area this year and the 64th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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