HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022 @ 4:30 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 3 p.m. today.

About one gallon of a substance described as “mineral oil non pcb” 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:

RP states: An equipment failure was the cause of the release from an overhead transformer. The release is stopped and contained. No waterways were impacted. A contractor is en route for clean up.

This was the 27th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 59th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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