Workers Clean Up Oil Spill in Huntington Beach Wetlands

Cleanup efforts continued in Huntington Beach wetlands on October 5 after an oil spill off California’s Orange County coast forced miles of beaches to close.

At least 4,788 gallons of crude oil had been recovered and six miles of shoreline had been cleaned by Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The cause of the spill remained under investigation.

These videos posted to Instagram by Ricardo Martinez shows oil on the surface of the water in wetlands at Huntington Beach while workers in a boat tend to the affected area.

“The globs and nastiness have mostly been scooped but the entire pool still has the thinner chemicals at the surface,” Martinez wrote in an Instagram post with this video. Credit: Ricardo Martinez via Storyful

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