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Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Hazardous Material Spill Update
CONTROL#: 24-1226 NRC#
NOTIFY DATE/TIME: 02/28/2024 / 1753RECEIVED BY:
OCCURENCE DATE/TIME:
02/28/2024/1045
CITY/OP. AREA:
Holtville/Imperial County

IMPERIAL COUNTY APCD
1.a. PERSON NOTIFYING Cal OES:
AGENCY: Hermetic Technologies
1.b. PERSON REPORTING SPILL (If different from above):
AGENCY:
SUBSTANCE TYPE:
a. SUBSTANCE:b. QTY:
Amount
Measurec. TYPE:d. OTHER:e. PIPELINEf. VESSEL
>= 300 Tons
1.IsopentaneUnknown UnknownVAPORNoNo
2. NoNo
3. NoNo
Orignal Description:***POTENTIAL RELEASE***
Per reporting party: There is a potential release of isopentane from a laceration at the valve, causing a minor explosion, that started at a storage tank around 1045 hours and was isolated immediately. One person was injured, received stitches, and released from the hospital. This incident is under investigation.
Update(s): 02/29/2024 09:36:45 AM - Correction the city/county is Holtville, Imperial County not Oakdale.
; 02/29/2024 01:45:13 PM - Per the reporting party: A third party was conducting a welding operation and due to the residual Isopentane in the piping system there was an explosion in the line. There was no release or spill of the Isopentane. There was no lacerations to the piping, the lacerations were to the individual that was injured.

*** resent with proper company name ***

PERSON NOTIFYING Cal OES OF SPILL UPDATE:
NAME:
AGENCY:
PHONE#:
Ext:
PAG/CELL:
Ormat Technologies
UPDATE QUANTITY
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    Measure
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UPDATE CAUSE:

SITUATION UPDATE:
Per the reporting party: A third party was conducting a welding operation and due to the residual Isopentane in the piping system there was an explosion in the line. There was no release or spill of the Isopentane. There was no lacerations to the piping, the lacerations were to the individual that was injured.

*** resent with proper company name ***
Link to Spill Report: http://w3.calema.ca.gov/operational/malhaz.nsf/SpillAllDocs/174FEB5B1A2E7B0588258AD2000A6588?OpenDocument
FAX NOTIFICATION LIST:
AA/CUPA, DTSC, RWQCB, US EPA, USFWS, AIR RESOURCES BD, Co/Hlth, Co/E-Hlth
ADMINISTERING AGENCY:Imperial County Health Services Department
SECONDARY AGENCY:
ADDITIONAL COUNTIES:Stanislaus County
ADDITIONAL ADMIN. AGENCY:Stanislaus County Environmental Resources
OTHER NOTIFIED:
RWQCB Unit:7
Cal GEM:
Cal OES Region:

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Cal OES Reg.


Created by: Warning Center on: 02/29/2024 01:45:13 PM Last Modified by: Warning Center on: 02/29/2024 02:08:01 PM
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