HAZMAT Incidents / Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 @ 9:47 a.m.

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 6:10 a.m. today.

About one gallon of a substance described as “mineral oil, non pcb” 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:

Caller states that the unit failed and leaked approximately 1 gallon of mineral oil onto the ground. Caller states that the release is stopped and contained. A PG&E crew will be conducting the cleanup. No water ways or storm drains have been impacted.

This was the fourth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Carlotta area this year and the 52nd petroleum spill in the county overall.

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