HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, Aug. 9 @ 7:25 a.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 merchant/business in Eureka at around 4 p.m. yesterday.

About one Pt.(s) of a substance described as “diesel fuel” 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:

Fueler overfilled tank so when they fuel tank heated up throughout the day the pressure built causing the release of approximately 1 pint onto the nearby asphalt. At the time of release, no employees were on site. Absorbent has been deployed, clean up in progress. No waterways were impacted.

This was the 15th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 40th petroleum spill in the county overall.


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