HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 @ 1:24 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 waterways in Eureka at around 11:50 a.m. today.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

Per NRC #1318713, "The caller is reporting a discharge of hydraulic oil into Arcata Bay from residual material on the deck during vessel repairs. The caller stated that the incident occurred when the crew washed the deck of the vessel without noticing the oil." SHEEN COLOR: Unknown SHEEN LENGTH: 50 feet SHEEN WIDTH: 20 feet REMEDIAL ACTIONS: The caller stated that they are in search of the sheen to begin cleanup. RELEASE SECURED; Yes

This was the 23rd hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 50th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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