HAZMAT Incidents / Friday, July 1 @ 9:51 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in Trinidad

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 waterways in Trinidad at around 9:20 a.m. today.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

Per NRC: “Caller reported that an unknown oil sheen was found at the waterway area near the address location provided. The source and cause of the sheen is unknown. Caller also reported that there is a construction site near the area of the sheen, but cannot confirm if the sheen came from the mentioned site. The sheen has a petroleum odor.”

Remedial Action: None

Sheen Information
Sheen Color: Rainbow
Sheen Odor Description: Petroleum Odor
Sheen Travel Direction:
Sheen Size Length: 50 Feet
Sheen Size Width: 50 Feet

This was the second hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Trinidad area this year and the 35th petroleum spill in the county overall.


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