HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 @ 4:49 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 4 p.m. today.

Less than one gallon of a substance described as “transformor oil (unknown 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 transformor has been leaking transformor oil for an unknown period of time. Release was discovered on 9/7/2021 and less than a gallon of transformor oil spilled onto the ground and possibly on a tree. Release is stopped and contained with no waterways impacted.

This was the 17th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 37th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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