Major oil spill reaches Southern California coast
A major oil spill reached Huntington Beach in Southern California on Saturday, causing an emergency response to protect the region’s ecology.
Huntington Beach spokesperson Jennifer Carey said the oil spill is believed to have originated from a pipeline that has dumped 126,000 gallons into the waters.
“We classify this as a major spill, and it is a high priority to us to mitigate any environmental concerns,” Carey was quoted as saying by the Los Angeles Times. “It’s all hands on deck.”
Workers moved to shut down the pipeline and retrieve as much of the oil as possible soon after the spill occurred, the Times noted.
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