HAZMAT Incidents / Monday, May 4, 2020 @ 10:54 a.m.

Chemical, 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 residence in Carlotta at around noon on Monday, April 6.

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


Caller states that his neighbor has left broken down vehicles, appliances and randon trash on his property for some period of time. Over time the vehicles and trash have released an unknown volume of hazardous materials including (but not limited to): engine oil, coolant, fuel, and trash. The caller states that this chain of events is impacting the water shed in the area and requests that something be done to mitigate the incident.

This was the fourth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Carlotta area this year and the 23rd petroleum spill in the county overall.

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