HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 @ 12:59 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 12:15 p.m. today.

Less than one gallon of a substance described as “oilly water” was 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:

RP states when a dump truck arrived on site it has oily residue prior to arriving. Most of the material spilled onto a plastic mat and has a possibility of going into soil. Release has been stopped and contained with no waterways impacted.

This was the 15th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 35th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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