HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, May 17 @ 6:53 a.m.

Petroleum Incident in McKinleyville

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 McKinleyville at around 4:44 a.m. today.

About five 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:

Due to mechanical failure, a 25 KVA overhead pole-mounted transformer released 5 gallons of Non-PCB Mineral Oil onto the soil and vegetation below. A contractor will conduct a clean-up.

This was the second hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the McKinleyville area this year and the 18th petroleum spill in the county overall.

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