HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, June 2, 2021 @ 3:36 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 construction site in Eureka at around 3 p.m. today.

About three gallons of a substance described as “fuel, 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:

A refueling truck filled multiple construction vehicles at a project site. Upon completion, the operator removed the nozzle from a fuel tank which resulted in an estimated 3 gallons of diesel fuel to spill onto soil. The cause of the spill was due to a pump failure during shut-off. No fires of injuries were reported. The responsible party will conduct the cleanup.

This was the 14th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 25th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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