Oil spill clean-up is underway in the Orange and San Diego counties – clean-up efforts and coastal assessments will continue in the Orange and San Diego counties. Workers worked all weekend to remove the remaining tar balls and review the beaches …

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Cleaning efforts and beach reviews will continue in both the Orange and San Diego counties.

Workers worked throughout the weekend to remove the remaining tar balls and review the beaches for further treatment. Workers have cleared the Orange and San Diego counties except for one. All public beaches in Orange County and San Diego County are open.

In response, Federal Co-ordinator Capt. Rebecca Ore said: “The number of tar balls has continued to decline and coastal areas are being recommended for other clean-up activities.”

The Oil Wildlife Conservation Network, in collaboration with the UCC, has released 10 animals after proper cleaning and rehabilitation.

“An offshore sample has been taken and the test is expected to begin on October 24. The data collected and subsequent analysis of those samples will be used to assess marine safety in fish-affected areas of Southern California. The director of the California Department of Fisheries and Wildlife will reopen them, according to the California Department of Environmental Health.

Boat pollution stations continue to operate in Huntington Beach, Long Beach and Newport Beach.

For more information or to report tar balls, visit www.SoCalSpillResponse.com/tarballs.

Call 1-877-823-6926 to report oil wildlife.

Visit www.SoCalSpillResponse.com/fisheries-closure for updates on fishing closure.

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