HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 @ 10:06 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 waterways in Samoa at around 7:30 a.m. today.

Less than 15 gallons of a substance described as “mixture of vehicle oils” 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:

RP states a vehicle was found submerged in the Humboldt bay due to human error. The vehicle will be restored at low tide around 1900 hours. Not stopped and not contained with waterways potentially impacted. No sheen has been spotted this is a potential release.

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

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