The Coast Guard, California Fish and Wildlife and Amplify Energy are working in a unified command to curtail the oil from the almost ,gallon spill. How the oil spill started and when it will end remains under investigation as of this report. Even still, the oil is likely to continue to wash up on the shore in several communities for days, officials said. Cleanup crews worked out at sea and along the coast to get a handle on the slimy water. Boats deployed floating booms to catch oil along the ocean's surface.
Approximatelygallons of crude oil spilled into the ocean and washed onto the sands of Orange County beaches 30 miles south of Los Angeles over the weekend, coating the coast in oil, contaminating wetlands and putting off a foul stench.
2 days ago Orange County Oil Spill: Photos As Ocean Cleanup Ensues - Newport Beach-Corona Del Mar, CA - A collection of photos of the worst oil spill in Orange County's recent memory as 2 days ago PHOTO GALLERY: Enormous Huntington Beach Oil Spill Kills Wildlife, Shuts Down BeachesA ,gallon oil spill believed to have originated from a pipeline leak made its way to Huntington Beach 2 days ago Oil globules line the beach from the incoming tide while a major oil spill washes ashore on the border of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach at
The oil spewed from a facility operated by Beta Offshore from a suspected leak in an underwater pipeline, leading to what the Orange County Register is calling the worst oil spill in three decades. Photos showed a sheen that spread for some 13 square miles across the ocean, between the Huntington Beach Pier and Newport Beach.
Sticky black blobs scattered across beaches and images showed birds caught in the muck. Authorities closed city and state beaches in Huntington Beach on Saturday, and the neighboring city of Laguna Beach said Sunday night its beaches were shuttered.
Newport Harbor remained open as of Sunday night. The city asked boaters to avoid traversing the oil spill as oil may cling to vessels and this could bring oil into the harbor.
Oil spread into the Santa Ana River Trail and Talbert Marsha acre wetland that provides critical habitat for dozens of bird species. A person stands near oil washed up on Huntington State Beach after a ,gallon oil spill from an offshore oil platform on Oct. Some residents, business owners and environmentalists questioned whether authorities reacted quickly enough to contain one of the largest oil spills in recent California history.
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This incident is by far one of the largest oil spills in recent memory that has hit Orange County shores. Surfers, swimmers, paddleboarders were removed from the waves and likewise, volleyball players and sunbathers were told to depart the beaches as the fouling slick arrived onshore.
The oil erupted from a line off the coast between Long Beach and Newport Beach, officials say. Now, as the spill reaches the shoreline, cleanup crews work to collect oil and further stop the incursion into the wetlands off Bolsa Chica preserve.
Cleanup contractors deployed skimmers and floating barriers known as booms to try to stop further oil crude incursion into the Wetlands Talbert Marsh in Huntington Beach on Sunday.
One of the largest oil spills in recent Southern California history fouled popular beaches and killed wildlife while crews scrambled Sunday to contain the crude before it spread further into protected wetlands. Meanwhile, cleanup contractors are racing to control the damage caused by the massive spill.
Crews were seen collecting oil in plastic bags trying to stop further oil crude incursion into the Wetlands Talbert Marsh in Huntington Beach Sunday.
Lifeguards closed the beach after the oil spill in Huntington Beach, with a full Orange County beach closure stretching from the Huntington Beach Pier nearly 4 miles 6. Laguna Beach also closed the beaches in anticipation of the spill.
Orange County beaches were closed Tuesday, and members of the public were asked to avoid assisting with the cleanup in the oiled areas, according to Orange County Health Care Agency.
Pelicans were seen flying over the beach after the oil spill as sealife and marine birds began to suffer the damage of exposure to oil.
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Vessels with the Marine Spill Response Corporation, an oil spill removal organization, set out to deploy floating barriers around the oil spills to contain the crude before it spread further into protected wetlands, Sunday.
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Ashley LudwigPatch Staff. Posted Mon, Oct 4, at am PT ated Tue, Oct 5, at am PT. California Oil Spill Cleanup crew deploying "skimmers" and floating boom barriers to stop further incursion into the Wetlands Talbert Marsh in Huntington beach.
2 days ago Huntington Beach oil spill blackens beaches and waves - in pictures. An estimate gallons of crude oil has leaked from an underwater pipeline 1 day ago These Photos Show How Huntington Beach Is Recovering After A Major Offshore Oil Spill. Over the weekend, California experienced an environmental disaster after a major oil spill off the coast of Orange County. By Kirsten Chilstrom. Kirsten Chilstrom BuzzFeed News Photo Editor. Posted on October 5, , at p.m. ET 2 days ago Oil washes up on Huntington Beach, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 3, Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press. Photos showed a sheen that spread
Oil spill heading toward Newport Beach, Coast Guard Photo Even still, the oil is likely to continue to wash up on the shore in several communities for days, officials said. Find out what's happening in Newport Beach-Corona Del Mar with free, real-time ates from Patch.
Let's go! As seen from the air, the cleanup crews stretched booms to catch the oiled water, which appears insignificant when compared to the massive spill that slicked the Pacific Ocean.
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