HAZMAT Incidents / Saturday, April 30, 2022 @ 2:18 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 noon today.

About one gallon of a substance described as “oil, mineral - 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:

An overhead transformer failed due to unknown reasons. The incident resulted in a mineral oil spill to soil. No fires or injuries were reported. PG&E crews are en route to complete a cleanup and permanent repairs.

This was the eighth hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 25th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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