HAZMAT Incidents / Monday, May 18, 2020 @ 12:51 p.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 road in Eureka at around 11:52 a.m. today.

About 10 gallons of a substance described as “oil - mixed w coolant, diesel additive, vehicle fluids” 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:

Solo Big Rig accident caused the release, material flowed onto asphalt, concrete and then went into the storm drain basin, all material will be recovered, FD handled the containment, Caltrans is performing clean up.

This was the ninth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 27th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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