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Seal Beach beaches not affected by oil spill

Seal Beach beaches will remain open at this time as they have not been affected by the offshore oil spill.

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, a large oil spill was reported off the coast of Orange County. At this time, Seal Beach beaches have not been affected by the oil spill. The City of Seal Beach, Seal Beach Police Department, Marine Safety Department, and Orange County Fire Authority are working closely with Orange County and City of Long Beach partners to monitor the off-shore waters.

Currently there exists no water quality threat in Seal Beach as currents continue to pull south along the coast. As a result, beaches will remain open in Seal Beach at this time. Should conditions change, the City of Seal Beach is prepared to close beaches and begin mitigation efforts to protect our shores.

The City of Seal Beach will continue to support the U.S. Coast Guard, the Cities of Long Beach, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, the County of Orange, and other partner cities and agencies.

The public is encouraged to monitor the Seal Beach Police Department’s social media (@sealbeachpolice) and sign up for Nixle Alerts by texting your zip code to 888777. If you have questions, please contact the Seal Beach Marine Safety Department at (562) 430-2613.

This article was released by the City of Seal Beach.