HAZMAT Incidents / Monday, March 15, 2021 @ 11:28 a.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 merchant/business in Eureka at around 8 a.m. today.

About five gallons of a substance described as “diesel” 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 that due to a vehicle with a leaking fuel filter, there was a release of approximately 5 gallons of diesel onto the ground that entered a facility storm drain. The storm drain flows to the oil/water separator at the facility and no waterways or outside storm drains have been impacted. The release on the pavement has been cleaned up and a contractor is enroute to clean the facility storm drain and oil/water separator

This was the eighth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 11th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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