HAZMAT Incidents / Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 @ 9:29 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Bridgeville

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 Bridgeville at around 8:45 p.m. today.

About one gallon of a substance described as “mineral oil (pcb unknown)” was 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:

Per RP-Transformer failed and spilled transformer oil sprayed out of the pressure release valve. Creating a ground coverage of about 100' sq feet, around the pole and into vegetation about knee high in a rural area.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Bridgeville area this year and the 43rd petroleum spill in the county overall.

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