Editor’s Note: Daily press briefings are being canceled until new significant information becomes available
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Unified Command operations are taking place Friday in Orange and San Diego Counties in response to the coastal oil spill.
Updates as of Oct. 8 at 7:30 a.m.:
- More than 900 people are conducting response operations
- To date, 5,544 total gallons of crude oil have been recovered by vessel
- 13 barrels of tar balls were recovered yesterday
- Approximately 172,500 lb of oily debris has been recovered from shorelines
- Shorelines continue to be surveyed and cleaned
- Four overflights were conducted on Thursday and five are scheduled for Friday
- 14,060 feet of containment boom have been deployed
- For the latest wildlife information visit https://owcn.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/pipeline-p00547-incident
In Orange County, the public can expect to see Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Teams and work crews equipped in protective gear, monitoring, inspecting, and cleaning the beaches to ensure that appropriate cleanup actions are taken. For your safety, the public is advised to avoid any contact with visible oil on the beaches. If you spot oil, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assessment teams are checking the following locations in San Diego County for any visible signs of oil:
- North Team: Santa Margarita River
- Harbor Beach/Oceanside City Beach
- Agua Hedionda Lagoon
- Del Mar Fairgrounds/San Dieguito Lagoon
- Los Penasquitos Lagoon
- La Jolla Shores/Scripps
Community members impacted by the oil spill who need to file a claim can call 1-866-985-8366. If your vessel has been impacted by the oil spill, we want to remind people not to clean their own boats, and to not use soaps or dispersants.
The cause of the spill remains under investigation.
For updates on the fisheries closures, visit https://socalspillresponse.com/fisheries-closure/.