HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 @ 4:26 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 residence in Eureka at around 2:30 p.m. today.

About two 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:

While moving a digger truck, a hydraulic line ruptured releasing approximately 2 gallons of hydraulic oil onto the nearby soil and asphalt. Clean up has already been conducted.

This was the 22nd hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 51st petroleum spill in the county overall.

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