HAZMAT Incidents / Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 @ 9:26 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 residence in Eureka at around 7:30 p.m. today.

About one gallon of a substance described as “mineral 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 the caller due to a torm event the wires came down pulling the bushings off a pole mounted transformer causing the release. Some vegetation and a little bit of pavement was contaminsated and the wires are still down.

This was the 33rd hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 65th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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