HAZMAT Incidents / Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 @ 10:01 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Carlotta

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 road in Carlotta at around 9:37 p.m. yesterday.

Less than 0.25 gallons of a substance described as “transformer 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 that a pole mounted transformer failed causing the release of approximately .25 gallons of transformer oil. The release did no impact any soil or environmental medium. This release only impacted the equipment and transformer pole on which the equipment was mounted.

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

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