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Refugio Oil Response teams say 12 sections of shoreline have met clean-up goals

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Response teams have released an update on their clean-up efforts of the south coast oil spill in Goleta.

The teams survey the area say for the Southern California area, the presence of tar and oil are part of the normal state of the environment, as pipes emit what they call natural seeps.

Refugio Oil Response teams say 12 sections of shoreline between Santa Barbara Harbor and Rincon Point have met clean-up goals.

To declare areas "clean", the following goals must be met:
  • Coastal cliffs can have no more than 10 percent oil stain or coat over the entire survey area.
  • Gravel, including cobblestones must have less than 10 percent coverage over the entire survey area.
  • The surveyed area must contain one percent or less of tar balls, tar patties, or tar mats on sandy beaches.
  • No oil found two feet below the surface of gravel and sand;
  • Boulders, bedrock, seawall, pier structure and rip-rap, stone or material used to reinforce shores or banks, have no more than 10 percent oil over the entire survey area, and produce a sheen.
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