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Clean up completed on Goleta Oil Spill

Posted at 9:02 PM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-02 00:02:42-04

Crews have finished the clean up of the crude oil release on Haskell’s Beach in Goleta.

An estimated 80-125 gallons of crude oil was released on May 28th while crews were working to plug a historic well.

Scientists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife say cleanup objectives have been met and field crews from the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) have begun to demobilize.

Sensitive environmental sites in the area have been continuously monitored, including snowy plover nesting sites near Coal Oil Point and no impacts to those areas were observed. So far, a total of 15 birds have been collected.



Oil Spill (Courtesy: CA Fish and Wildlife)

Staff from the network will be on-call through Monday in case of further reports. 

Anyone seeing oiled wildlife is asked to call the OWCN at 1-877-823-6926.


Related: Crews work to clean up oil spill at Haskell’s Beach in Goleta