California fish oil spill is over.

Crude oil on the Pacific Ocean coast of Orange County, California, October 3, 2021. Photo by USCG Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Brahm.

The fishery, which was closed following the extraction of more than 100,000 gallons of oil in early October, was lifted, and returned from work in Huntington Beach to Dana Point in Orange County, California.

The California Department of Environmental Health Risk Assessment (OEHHA) informed the California Department of Fisheries and Wildlife on Tuesday, November 30, that the consumption of seafood in the affected area is no longer a public health hazard and should be avoided. Resume location.

The October 3 closure by the California Department of Fisheries and Wildlife prohibits all fish and shellfish, including beaches and beaches.

OEHHA has determined that it may have caught fish in areas of public health risk. In the days that followed, the first closing area was expanded to include 650 square miles of seawater and 45 miles of coastline, all seas and ports from Seal Beach to San Onofre State Beach. According to the Coast Guard, the leak covered about 13 square miles[13 sq km].

OEHHA conducted samples of local seafood from October 14 to November 3 to measure and evaluate the level of chemical compounds in the oil known as poly-aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHs. Officials say PAHs can accumulate in endangered species, which increases the risk of cancer and other health problems. According to CDFW officials, final reports and summaries will be made public on the OEHHA website soon.

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