HAZMAT Incidents / Thursday, Feb. 22 @ 4:24 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 merchant/business in Eureka at around 12:45 p.m. today.

About 200 gallons of a substance described as “dyed kerosene” 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:

Per reporting party: Due to equipment failure at the dispenser meter, it caused a release of about 200 gallons of Dyed Kerosene onto the ground, onto private property. They have controls in place and will be placed in drums for disposal. No waterways were impacted.

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

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