HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Sept. 1 @ 4:24 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 road in Eureka at around 11:30 a.m. today.

Less than one Pt.(s) of a substance described as “mineral oil (non pcb)” 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 a transformer failed due to unknown reasons and was dripping at a very slow rate. Stopped and contained with no waterways impacted. Spilled onto asphalt and vegetation that was near the utility pole.

This was the 16th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 36th petroleum spill in the county overall.


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