HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 @ 6:36 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 a residence in Eureka at around 8 p.m. yesterday.

About two 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 mounted transformer failed causing the release, material flowed onto concrete, and gravel then possibly went into a storm drain, contractor is handling the containment and clean up.

This was the 18th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 47th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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