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Update 6: Unified Command continues response to oil spill off Orange County beaches

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

Updates as of Oct. 7 at 8:30 a.m.:

  • More than 800 people are conducting response operations.
  • 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 San Clemente
  • Shorelines continue to be surveyed and cleaned
  • 11 overflights were conducted on Wednesday and six are scheduled for Thursday
  • 12,860 feet of containment boom have been deployed
  • For the latest wildlife information visit  https://owcn.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/pipeline-p00547-incident

In Orange County, the public can expect to see Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Teams and work crews equipped in protective gear, monitoring, inspecting, and cleaning the beaches to ensure that appropriate cleanup actions are taken. For your safety, the public is advised to avoid any contact with visible oil on the beaches.

The cause of the spill remains under investigation.

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

This article was released by Unified Command.