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Officials Identify Source Of Oil Sheen Off Huntington Beach Coast

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) – A second oil sheen was spotted off the Huntington Beach coastline Wednesday, about one week after the first was discovered in the same general area.

FILE — An oil sheen off the coast of Bolsa Chica State Beach near Huntington Beach, Calif., after an oil sheen. Dec. 16, 2021. (Huntington Beach Police Department/Twitter)

The sheen was detected about a mile offshore from Bolsa Chica State Beach, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response.

Authorities reported on Thursday afternoon that despite preventative measures being taken, several tarballs were located on shore in Huntington Beach.

In addition to this, a statement from the City of Long Beach indicated that shorelines could be further impacted, “The size of the sheen is currently undetermined, however, on its current trajectory northbound, the San Gabriel River, Long Beach shoreline and Port of Long Beach could be impacted as early as…

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