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Officials investigating the possibility of Second oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach


Authorities were investigating the chance of another oil spill off the shore of Huntington Beach after a sheen was accounted for in a similar region as the October pipeline spill Saturday evening, specialists said.

A pollution response team was investigating the 30-foot-by-70-foot sheen, specialists from the U.S. Coast Guard declared at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The wellspring of the sheen had not really set in stone and it was not quickly known when it was first spotted.

At around 3:15 p.m., the Coast Guard announced that the sheen isn’t “currently observed by on-water and aerial assets.”

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley said on Twitter that “U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer in Charge Richard Brahm said the substance doesn’t immediately resemble what officials saw last month.”

Foley additionally said the sheen has not been seen since around 2 p.m. Beads of oil were at first found on the syntho-glass wrap on the pipeline, yet the old wrap was eliminated from the line and the new wrap was installed.

“Crews will monitor the line overnight to ensure effectiveness,” Foley said.

The Huntington Beach Police Department affirmed at around 4:30 that sheen was done being seen by flying or on-water crews.

The reported sheen comes around seven weeks after a burst seaward pipeline off the shore of Orange County spilled an expected 25,000 gallons of unrefined petroleum into the ocean.

Prior, Foley declared on Twitter that she was educated with regards to the detailed oil sheen seen in the space of last month’s spill.

“Sending resources to investigate now. Source unknown at this time,” Foley tweeted. She said the U.S. Coast Guard and the Huntington Beach Police Department were also sending resources.

Authorities from the U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board accept an anchor from a freight transport struck an oil pipeline off Huntington Beach and at last prompted the October spill.

Blobs of oil washed shorewards, oiling birds and covering Orange County sea shores for a really long time. Cleanup endeavors following the spill required almost a month.

Investigators with the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday have identified a second ship believed to have been in the area of the October spill.

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