HAZMAT Incidents / Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 @ 11:49 a.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 waterways in Eureka at around 9:30 a.m. today.

About 10 Unknowns of a substance described as “hydraulic 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, Caller stated while harvesting, a few drops of hydraulic oil released into Humboldt Bay from a fishing vessel, due to unknown causes at this time. Diapers were used for clean up on the water, wrapped the leak and replaced the hose, notified the local coast guard.

This was the 22nd hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 48th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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