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Oil pipeline spill off the coast of Southern California: 572,000 gallons of oil spilled into the ocean

Oil pipeline spill off the coast of Southern California: 572,000 gallons of oil spilled into the ocean

According to the information, more than 572,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean. due to pollution The beaches of Huntington Beach, south of Los Angeles had to be closed.

Katrina Foley, the executive director of Orange County, reported the deaths of birds and fish that had been washed ashore on Twitter. On Saturday, oil spilled from a pipeline several miles from the coastline. There are many offshore oil platforms in the area.

“Everything has an irreversible impact on the environment,” Foley stressed. as he wrote, Oil pollution related to the Elly oil platform. The dirt stretches from the pier at Huntington Beach all the way to Newport Beach, along a stretch of coast popular with surfers and sunbathers, he added.

Foley said that too Oil also seeped into the Talbert wetlands, causing serious damage to the environment

According to the US Coast Guard, the oil mat covers an area of ​​thirty-three square miles.

The authorities, with the help of volunteers, are trying to prevent pollution from penetrating further into the Bolsa Chica wetland and ecological reserve.

The leak has been eliminated in the meantimeHowever, further repair work will be required on the pipeline.

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