Cleanup continues at the site of a surface expression of oil and water in Kern County. Cleanup has been completed for about 51 percent of the impacted area, and OSPR staff are expected to sign off on cleanup endpoints for four sections of the site this week. As of Aug. 6, approximately 31,980 barrels (1,339,800 gallons) of oil and water (30% oil & 70% water) has been recovered. The last flow of oil and water was observed August 2. Visit Calspillwatch.com for updates.
Cleanup continues at the site of a surface expression of oil and water in Kern County. Crews have completed approximately 55 percent of work to remove oiled sediment in one division of the site. As of Aug. 1, approximately 31,685 barrels (1,330,770 gallons) of oil and water (30% oil & 70% water) has been recovered. Visit Calspillwatch.com for updates. Video is from Wednesday.
Update: Cleanup continued through the weekend and is ongoing today at the site of a surface expression of oil and water in Kern County. Crews have completed approximately 40 percent of work to remove oiled sediment in one division of the site. As of July 29, approximately 27,890 barrels (1,171,380 gallons) of oil and water has been recovered.
OSPR crew on-scene of gasoline truck accident on Lucas Valley Road in Marin County. CHP road closures are in place while operations underway. OSPR wildlife officer is part of unified command and assessing impacts to the environment. No visibly oiled wildlife reported at this time. A yet to be determined amount of fuel leaked into a dry creek bed. Cleanup contractor has been hired. #oilspill #environment
Cleanup efforts are underway at Cymric oil field and will continue over the weekend. Excavators are removing sediment from the dry creek bed that has been soaked with the oil & water mixture. Bulldozers will then remove the substance from the site for proper disposal. For more details about clean up efforts and the latest information visit: CalSpillWatch.com #oilspill #environment
OSPR staff gave presentations at the Regional Response Team (RRT) quarterly meeting in Sacramento today. Federal agency representatives coordinate the RRT, which is designed to assist local, state and non-government organization coordination and preparedness for disaster response, including oil spills. The OSPR presentations covered Geographic Response Plans, Public Health Air Monitoring, and a general program update. @uscg @epagov @usdot @usdagov @noaa @usinterior #oilspill #environment #wildlife
OSPR’s oil spill prevention specialists play a key role in helping prevent incidents statewide. They are often present when large ships like this one take on fuel, a process known as bunkering. #wildlife #environment #oilspill
OSPR staff taking part in Seal Day today at the @themarinemammalcenter. The outreach event drew thousands, featuring hands-on learning experiences and live music. #sealday @oiledwildlife
Orange County will have more resources to combat oil spills in the initial response stage courtesy of two equipment trailers granted by OSPR. @ocsheriff will maintain one trailer at their HQ and another in Dana Point. Between the eight moorings in the area there are as many as 12,000 recreational boats in the water at any given time. This area of the coast was impacted by the American Trader tanker spill in 1990. #oilspills #wildlife #environment