HAZMAT Incidents / Friday, May 22, 2020 @ 4:18 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Unincorporated County Area Humboldt

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 Unincorporated county area Humboldt at around noon on Wednesday, May 20.

About five quarts of a substance described as “motor 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:

It is believed an oil pan may have cracked after hitting a rock, leading to the release of 5 quarts of motor oil onto dirt. No storm drains or waterways were impacted. Clean-up was performed by contractor.

This was the fourth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Unincorporated county area Humboldt area this year and the 29th petroleum spill in the county overall.


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