Huntington Beach

Second oil spill is reported

AERIAL VIEW of earlier oil spill near Huntington Beach Pier (City of Huntington Beach photo).

A second oil spill – just two months after the one that closed beaches up and down the Orange County coastline – has been discovered Saturday (today) off Huntington Beach.

According to Jenna Driscoll of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, a 30 foot by 70 feet “sheen” has been reported in the vicinity of the damaged pipeline that earlier spewed an estimated 25,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean. 

The CDFW and allied agencies have “deployed pollution responders and oil spill organizations to investigate,” she said.  So far, no further “sheen” or oil has been detected and the source has not been determined. An investigation is underway.

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