Oil Spill CA

October 4, 2021
Oil Spill CA

… this oil spill constitutes one of the most devastating situations that our community has dealt with in decades.

Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr on a significant oil spill off the California coast.
  • This oil spill is being described as "one of the largest oil spills in recent California history."
  • A local resident/supervisor described the stench: “You get the taste in the mouth just from the vapors in the air."
  • The source of the spill appears to be from a leak in an underwater pipeline – but confirmation is TBD.
  • The pipeline and several oil platforms in the area were shut down over the weekend as a sheen was discovered on the water's surface.

Why It Matters: The full extent of the damage is yet to be determined. Beaches could be closed for weeks.

Crews race to limit damage from major California oil spill

by Jenna Lee,