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Petroleum Incident in Manila

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 residence in Manila at around noon on Friday, Feb. 18.

About one gallon of a substance described as “oil” 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:

Neighbors were working on their vehicle and oil spilled, creating a 3 ft by 4 ft puddle on the asphalt. An absorbent was placed, possibly cat litter, however the absorbent was not removed and oil can still be seen on the ground. Similar spills have occurred 3 times in the last year. There is a nearby ditch that runs to the bay however, it is unknown if the release impacted the ditch due rain in the area.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Manila area this year and the 12th petroleum spill in the county overall.


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