HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Feb. 16 @ 12:59 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Willow Creek

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 .

About eight gallons of a substance described as “mineral oil (non pcb insulating 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:

A storm that occured approximately Dec 25, 2021, caused a tree to fall down which brought down a pole with a transformer attatched to it. Upon the contact, the transformer was damaged and released the oil into the soil adjacent to the road. Once snow was cleared, the damage was discovered on monday 02/14/2021. No waterway affected.

This was the fourth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Willow Creek area this year and the 11th petroleum spill in the county overall.


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