672-gallon oil spill fouls huntington beach channel - oil spill absorbent materials
Crew members are trying to clean up the oil spill that dumped about 672 gallons of crude oil last week into a flood at Huntington Beach.
Authorities said on Wednesday that they would control access to wetlands and the Pacific Ocean.
After receiving a report on the smell of oil on January.
On the 21st, Orange County public works personnel discovered a leak one day later on the Huntington Beach Channel east of the Beach Avenue and south of Adams Avenue, according to the United StatesS.
Environmental Protection Bureau.
"There's oil all the way from the wall to the wall," says Robert Wise of the EPA.
"When the tide comes in and out, it just shakes oil up and down the wall of the passage.
Wise said: "the source of the leak is unknown.
Although eight miles downstream, he said, it has not yet reached the Talbert wetland and the sea.
A contractor hired by Orange County is passing at 50-foot-wide, steel-
Lining the passage to remove oil using vacuum trucks, absorbing materials and power washers.
Wise says the crew has recovered about one so far
Eighth place in oil
The cleanup is expected to take three weeks.
For updates on cleanup, please visit the EPA website www. epaosc. org/hboil.
To report any refuelling animals, please call (877)823-6926. tony. Balvasa @ latimes.