As bad as the recent oil spill off the Huntington Beach coast was, it probably wasn’t as bad as it first seemed.
A Coast Guard official said Thursday that the original estimate of 126,000 gallons of oil – one estimate placed the spill as high as 132,000 gallons – was almost certainly too high by a factor of four or five.
The final official record will likely put the discharge of petroleum from a ruptured pipeline at around 25,000 gallons.
“We have a high degree of confidence that the spill amount is approximately 588 barrels,” said Capt. Rebecca Ore. “That number may potentially adjust to a small degree.”
Be prepared with CERT training
A free 20-hour workshop to train individuals to prepare for and recover from disasters and to learn life-saving skills will be offered by Garden Grove’s Community Emergency Response Team.
It will be held in two sessions over two weekends: Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 and Friday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov. 13. The Friday sessions will be held from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To register, go to ggcity.org/cert or e-mail email@example.com . The deadline is Friday, Oct. 29.
“Chili Cook-Off” will close Santa Rita
The third annual “Chili Cook-Off and Car Show” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 12-4 p.m. at Eastgate Park in West Garden Grove.
Because of the event – including anticipated increases in pedestrian traffic – Santa Rita Avenue between Winton Street and St. Mark Street will be closed to motor vehicles from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call the GGPD at (714) 741-5704.
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