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

Division of Environmental Health


Date Released: 1/6/2009
Subject: Proposition 65 Notification Correction
Contact: Melissa Martel, Supervising Environmental Health Specialist, Environmental Health Division
Phone: (707) 445-6215

A previous press release issued January 2, 2009 by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Environmental Health reported the release of transformer oil from a downed PG&E power pole. A car accident took down three PG&E poles and power / cable television lines causing the discharge of transformer oil. No storm drains were impacted. Clean-up was completed by PG&E. A sample was collected by PG&E and sent to Ukiah for analysis. Laboratory results indicate that the transformer oil discharged did not contain PCBs.


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