HAZMAT Incidents / Friday, May 7, 2021 @ 10:51 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Kneeland

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 Kneeland at around 9:30 a.m. today.

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

Per caller, a pole mounted transformer failed resulting in the release of material on the shoulder of the road and onto the road. Stopped and contained. Contractor will be conducting clean up. No water impacted.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Kneeland area this year and the 18th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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