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Update 5: Unified command continues response to oil spill off Orange County beaches

The Unified Command is continuing its response Wednesday to the coastal oil spill in Orange County.

More than 400 crewmembers are conducting cleanup operations with 1,500 people expected to be dispatched by the end of the week.

Updates as of Oct. 6 at noon:

  • To date, 5,544 total gallons of crude oil have been recovered
  • Crews assessed all accessible shorelines from the northernmost point of Huntington Beach, south to the San Diego county line
  • Shorelines from Sunset Beach to Dana Point have been cleaned and crews continue cleanup efforts
  • Five aircraft are scheduled to conduct 12 overflights on Wednesday
  • 12,860 feet of containment boom have been deployed
  • Thirteen oiled wildlife have been recovered. The latest info can be found at https://owcn.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/pipeline-p00547-incident

The cause of the spill remains under investigation.

For updates on the fisheries closure, visit https://socalspillresponse.com/fisheries-closure/.

This article was released by Southern California Spill Response.