HAZMAT Incidents / Sunday, Jan. 17 @ 5:11 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Eureka

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 Eureka at around 4:10 p.m. today.

About 90 gallons of a substance described as “gasoline” 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:

***POTENTIAL RELEASE***

Per NRC report 1296232, CALLER IS THE POTENTIAL RELEASE OF 90 GALLONS OF GASOLINE FROM A
VESSEL THAT HAS CAPSIZED. THE POTENTIALLY RELEASED COULD GO INTO THE
PACIFIC OCEAN. THE CAUSE OF THE VESSEL CAPSIZING IS DUE TO NATURAL
PHENOMENON (HIGH WINDS).

This was the third hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the fifth petroleum spill in the county overall.


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