HAZMAT Incidents / Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 @ 11:25 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 11:30 p.m. yesterday.

About eight gallons of a substance described as “non-pcb transformer 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:

Caller states that 8 gallons of Non-PCB transformer oil was released onto the ground due to weather related incident, the release has been stopped and contained, cleanup is underway.

This was the 28th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 60th petroleum spill in the county overall.

© 2023 Lost Coast Communications Contact: news@lostcoastoutpost.com.