HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, July 21 @ 2 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Rio Dell

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 waterways in Rio Dell at around 2 p.m. today.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

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RP States: A private citizen reported a vehicle submerged in water in the Eel River. Unknown how the vehicle entered the water. The vehicle is about a mile up the river from Rio Dell, CA. The vehicle is described as a early 2000's Toyota Tacoma black in color.

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This was the second hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Rio Dell area this year and the 30th petroleum spill in the county overall.


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