HAZMAT Incidents / Saturday, March 27, 2021 @ 11:58 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Scotia

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 residence in Scotia at around 10 a.m. today.

About five 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:

Caller states due to a mechanical failure a pad mounted transformer malfunction causing the release of approx 5 gallons on non PCB mineral oil onto soil. No waterways were impacted and the responsible party handled the cleanup.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Scotia area this year and the 13th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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