2021-10-04

A major oil spill occurred off the coast of Southern California: fish and birds died and beaches were closed

By yqqlm yqqlm

Beijing, October 4 (Xinhua) according to the Chinese website of the United States, a major oil spill occurred on the coast of Southern California recently, with a crude oil leakage of up to 126000 gallons. The oil spill has led to the death of fish and birds, Huntington Beach has been forced to close, and the air show activities originally scheduled to be carried out in the region have been cancelled</ p>

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p > on October 3 local time, fish swam in the sea water polluted by crude oil at Huntington Beach, California, USA</ p>

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p > it is reported that King Carr, mayor of Huntington Beach, said that on the 2nd, an offshore oil production facility leaked, with a leakage volume of about 126000 gallons</ p>

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p > Carl said that the leak occurred around 9 a.m. on the 2nd, and the U.S. Coast Guard received notice of the leak. By the early morning of the 3rd, the oil spill had reached the shore</ p>

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p > on October 3 local time, seagulls flew over the beach polluted by crude oil at Huntington Beach, California, USA</ p>

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p > Huntington Beach announced in a press release on the morning of the 3rd that the oil has entered the Talbot swamp and the Santa Ana River Trail, fanning out in an area of about 5.8 nautical miles</ p>

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p > local officials said that due to the huge scale of the leak, “rapid and positive action is needed”. The city said that oil skimming equipment and oil containment booms had been deployed to prevent oil from flowing into the Bolsa chica ecological reserve and Huntington Beach wetland. It is unclear what caused the leak</ p>

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p > on the morning of the 3rd, city officials announced that the last day of the Pacific Air Show was cancelled to help clean up. In addition, due to potential health hazards such as toxic smoke, residents are advised not to swim, surf or exercise near the beach</ p>

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p > Katrina Foley, mayor of Orange County, tweeted that the oil spill had affected wildlife and dead birds and fish had washed into the beach. Newport Beach mayor Brad avery reported to Foley that when he returned to the coast from Catalina Island, he saw dolphins swimming in the smooth oil</ p>

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p > the California wildlife department has set up a hotline to receive public reports on wildlife affected by oil. Officials also advise individuals not to deal with wildlife</ p>

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p > it is reported that in 1990, there was an oil tanker spill off the coast of Southern California, resulting in 417000 gallons of crude oil flowing into the sea, resulting in the death of a large number of fish and about 3400 seabirds along the coast of Orange County</ p>