HAZMAT Incidents / Tuesday, Sept. 13 @ 1:03 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 road in Eureka at around noon today.

Less than one ounce of a substance described as “lubricating fluid (pb blaster)” 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:

Reporting Party states company workers were spraying lubricating products onto the their equipment. Some of spray went onto the nearby sidewalk, which was close to a storm drain. None of the product is believed to have went into the storm drain. Oil absorbent pads and granular absorbents were used for clean-up.

This was the 19th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 48th petroleum spill in the county overall.


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