HAZMAT Incidents / Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 @ 10:25 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Ferndale

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 hunting ground in Ferndale at around 8 a.m. today.

About eight quarts of a substance described as “engine oil” 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:

RP states he found an abandoned vehicle near a river bar that had engine oil spill into the river. Unknown if release has been stopped and is not contained with waterways impacted (Eel River).

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Ferndale area this year and the 38th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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