HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Jan. 4 @ 6:28 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 1:05 p.m. today.

About four gallons of a substance described as “transformer oil (non pcb)” 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:

An overhead transformer was damaged by a fallen tree resulting in the release of the listed substance to the soil around the pole only. No waterways impacted. Contractor en route to handle mitigation.

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

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