HAZMAT Incidents / Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 @ 10:42 a.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 10:15 a.m. today.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

Caller states: that less than 5 gallons of oil has released from an (ruptured) open bucket at a private residence. The oil is on the driveway and recent rain has spread the influence of the release to the surrouding dirt area. It is difficult to determine the size and spread of the release due to the nature of the private property owners not having been available for contact. It is possible but unknown that there are more releases on the property, caller will be attempting to initiate contact with the property owners to determine release(s) and quantities. It is believed that there is a creek on the back side of the property, for this reason the water involvement question is answered as unknown.

This was the 36th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 68th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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