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United States. 10 km long oil slick, dead birds and fish from a leak off the coast of California

The leak may have been the result of an oil spill from an oil production process in the sea off Huntington Beach.

There were about 3,000 leaks off the coast of southern California in the western United States. Barrels oil, which formed a stain 10 km long in the sea. Dead birds and fish were found on a beach in Huntington Beach on Sunday. City Mayor Kim Carr described the event as a “potential environmental disaster.”

Cities said oil spilled on a local beach where authorities found 200,000 dead birds and fish. Despite their attempts in the morning, they added that “the leak has not yet been completely stopped”.

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– Currently, the oil slick is 5.8 nautical miles (about 10.5 km) long, officials said in a statement quoted by CNN.

Pipe damage

Carr explained, citing Coast Guard information, that the leak may have been the result of an oil spill during an oil production process in the sea near Huntington Beach.

“The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a leak of about 5.8 nautical miles between Huntington Beach Bear and Newport Beach.

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The newspaper points out that the leak caused severe environmental damage at sea off Huntington Beach.

Residents should stay away

The Times of San Diego emphasizes that “skimming equipment (a technique for removing oil from the surface of the water – ed.) And booms have been used to prevent the Bolsa Sika Reserve and Huntington Beach from entering wetlands (…).”

The oil plum was first discovered on Saturday after 9 a.m. local time. The Coast Guard estimated the leak to be serious.

Due to the leak, Huntington Beach officials canceled the last day of the Pacific Airshow air show and urged residents to stay away from the beach in the affected areas.

aml / PAP

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