PGE Howard St. Substation Fire

Site Contact:
Dan Heister
On-Scene Coordinator

Site Location:
501 E 4th St.
Newberg, OR 97132
NRC#: 932814

At approximately 0700 hrs on 2/19/2011 a Portland General Electric (PGE) substation in Newberg, Oregon experienced an equipment fire. A 275 gallon oil filled circuit breaker failed, ignited and sprayed oil into the air. Approximately 10 to 15 gallons of oil left the cofines of the substaion and coated sidewalk, road, soil and vegetaion (approximately 200' by 100'). The oil contained 12 ppm PCB. At the request of Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) FOSC Dan Heister went to the location to assist PGE's with its clean up effort.

For additional information, visit the Pollution/Situation Report (Pol/Sitreps) section.