HAZMAT Incidents / Monday, March 22, 2021 @ 6:15 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in McKinleyville

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 utilities/substation in McKinleyville at around 3:35 p.m. today.

About two gallons of a substance described as “non pcb mineral oil” 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:

Release was due to equipment failure with a pole mounted transformer resulting in the release impacting the concrete and asphalt. The release is stopped and contained, PG&E is conducting cleanup.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the McKinleyville area this year and the 12th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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