HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, March 30 @ 12:10 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Samoa

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 military base in Samoa at around 9:40 p.m. yesterday.

About two gallons of a substance described as “diesel” 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:

This is a duplicate report of 22-1789 do to initial report from NRC#1332264 having an incorrect address.

Per NRC: ****UPDATE TO INCIDENT REPORT #1332264****
UPDATE IS AS FOLLOWS:" THE CITY WAS UPDATED TO SAMOA."
"THE CALLER STATES WHILE FUELING, THE VALVE WAS OPENED, RELEASING APPROXIMATELY 2 GALLONS OF DIESEL INTO HUMBOLDT BAY."
REMEDIAL ACTIONS: "DEPLOYED PIG BLANKETS AND SOCKS Release Secured: YES"
—VESSEL INFORMATION—-
Name: MOTORLIFE Number: 47217 Aground: NO Length: 47 Type: MILITARY
—-SHEEN INFORMATION—-
Sheen Color: BROWN Sheen Size Length: 7 FEET Sheen Size Width: 4 FEET

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Samoa area this year and the 15th petroleum spill in the county overall.


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