HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 @ 7:14 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 a road in Eureka at around 6 p.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:

Per Caller-Overhead transformer was struck by a tree that hit the line, the line pulled the bushes resulting in the release onto the ground. No waterways impacted, no fire and no other Hazmat reported.

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

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