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Petroleum Incident in Garberville

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 rural area in Garberville at around 2:57 p.m. on Friday, May 5.

About 140 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:

Reporting Party states a firearm was used to vandalize three regulators. Each regulator spilled between 40 and 50 gallons of Non-PCB Insulating Oil. The spills went onto soil; no waterways impacted. The spill clean-up and repair work has already been completed

This was the second hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Garberville area this year and the 16th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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