Susan Buckley, RN, Director, Public Health
Ira Singh, MPH, Deputy Director
Donald I. Baird, MD, Health Officer

Division of Environmental Health


Date Released: 1/2/2009
Subject: Proposition 65 Notification
Contact: Melissa Martel, Supervising Environmental Health Specialist, Environmental Health Division
Phone: (707) 445-6215

Date of Incident: January 1, 2009

Date Reported: January 1, 2009

Reporting Agency: Division of Environmental Health

Location: 7th St. between J and K, next to Amerigas Propane, Arcata

Description: A car accident took down three PG&E poles and power / cable television lines causing the discharge of transformer oil. The oil may contain PCBs. Clean-up was completed by PG&E. A sample was collected by PG&E and sent to Ukiah for analysis. Results will not be available until next week. Storm drains were not impacted. Large propane tanks were also in the vicinity but were not impacted.


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