HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Sept. 21 @ 3:25 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 merchant/business in Eureka at around 11 a.m. today.

About three gallons of a substance described as “hydraulic oil” 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 vehicle broke a hydraulic line causing the release of approximately 3 gallons of hydraulic oil onto the asphalt. The release has been secured and contained. No waterways were impacted. Cleanup is underway.

This was the 20th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 49th petroleum spill in the county overall.


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