Amy Stork, a spokeswoman for the US Coast Guard, said: “This is in line with NOAA’s scientific data, oversight observations and findings of the Coastal Review Team.”
It is equivalent to 25,000 gallons, five times less than the previously estimated 131,000 gallons.
The leak was caused by a leak in a Houston-based amplifier energy pipeline.
Investigators believe that the cracks in the pipeline may have been caused by a ship’s anchor on the ocean floor a year ago.
The California Department of Justice announced Monday that it is working with federal, state and local officials to determine the exact cause of the leak.
Earlier this week, the city of Huntington Beach reopened its shores after the results of a water test returned with unidentified oily toxins.
The crack may have started in 2020
Jason Nubawer, head of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Bureau of Investigation and Analysis, was completely replaced by 105 feet before the pipeline was changed or changed. week.
The video released by the Coast Guard shows the progress of the sea on the damaged part of the pipeline, which was initially closed in concrete. Neubauer explained that the linear fracture in the pipeline could be a gradual worsening crack.
“This event could be hit by a number of incidents and pipelines after the first incident,” Nubaur said.
Investigators are also investigating geological events, including severe weather, in mid-January, which may have contributed to the crack. The pipe section will be taken to the National Transportation Safety Board laboratory, so investigators will decide when and how the leak will occur.
During the last 10 years of similar anchor strikes, Nubaur said that only one incident caused an oil spill.
CNN’s Claire Colbert contributed to this report.