HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 @ 2:27 p.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 a residence in Arcata at around 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

About 15 gallons of a substance described as “hydraulic 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 a hydraulic line broke on a bucket truck resulting in the release of 15 gallons of hydraulic fluid onto asphalt and grass. A contractor will handle the clean up. No waterways impacted.

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

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