HAZMAT Incidents / Friday, May 6, 2022 @ 3:02 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Hoopa

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 Hoopa at around 11:25 a.m. today.

About 0.5 gallons of a substance described as “insulating oil, 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:

RP States, during a wind event, a tree had some branches fall off and hit an overhead transformer line, causing the transformer to hang and release a half gallon of insulating oil onto the dirt soil below. No waterways impacted. Release has been stopped and contained. Contractor conducted the cleanup.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Hoopa area this year and the 26th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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