HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 1:53 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in McKinleyville

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 McKinleyville at around 9:50 p.m. yesterday.

About 10 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 that an overloaded transformer caused the release. No water impacted. Reporting party will conduct the cleanup.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the McKinleyville area this year and the 22nd petroleum spill in the county overall.

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