Part of the Southern California coast is now covered in oil after 3,000 barrels gushed into the Pacific Ocean this weekend, officials said.
The spill – equivalent to approximately 126,000 gallons of post-production crude oil – is a “potential ecological disaster,” Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr said Saturday.
As of Sunday morning, “the leak has not been completely stopped,” the city of Huntington Beach said in a press release. He said preliminary patches to repair the oil spill site have been completed and further repair efforts will be attempted.
“Currently, the oil slick plume measures an estimated length of 5.8 nautical miles and runs from Huntington Beach Pier to Newport Beach,” the press release read.
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