HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, March 15 @ 3:34 p.m.

Petroleum Incident in Loleta

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 Loleta at around 6:04 p.m. yesterday.

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

RP stated that there was a tree that hit a pole with a transformer on it to hit the ground causing the release. There is a drain nearby with no residual on the ground to identify if it entered or not. The release has been stopped and contained.

This was the first hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Loleta area this year and the 12th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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