HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, Feb. 8 @ 10:12 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 a road in Eureka at around 2:07 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4.

About one quart 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:

Overhead transformer had equipment failure resulting in the release of the substance onto the soil beneath the pole only. No waterways impacted. 1' x 1' area impacted, cleaned up complete by PG&E crews.

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


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