HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, June 18, 2020 @ 9:21 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Samoa

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 beach in Samoa at around 10 p.m. yesterday.

More than 100 gallons of a substance described as “auto motive 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:

Release was due to a stolen vehicle being driven to a beach and torched, resulting in the vehicle fluids impacting the sand and water. Vehicle is still on the beach, EH is on scene for remediation.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Samoa area this year and the 37th petroleum spill in the county overall.


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