HAZMAT Incidents / Monday, April 11, 2022 @ 7:42 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 a residence in Eureka at around 3:30 p.m. today.

About five gallons of a substance described as “oil - mineral type, non pcb” 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 pole failed resulting in damage to a transformer which caused the release, material flowed onto asphalt and soil, contractor is handling the containment and clean up.

This was the sixth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 20th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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