HAZMAT Incidents / Friday, April 28 @ 2:35 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 11:55 p.m. yesterday.

About 10 gallons of a substance described as “non pcb mineral 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:

Reporting party states a vehicle hit a pole causing the transformer to release 10 gallons of non PCB mineral oil onto the soil. The release has been stopped and contained. No waterways impacted. A contractor will conduct the clean up.

This was the 11th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year and the 15th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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