Officials say the amount of oil that came out of the pipeline from the Orange County Coast, polluting the sand and threatening technical areas from Huntington Beach to San Diego County, may be smaller than previously expected.
In the early days of the pouring, officials warned that at least 16 hundred bulls had come out of the pipeline running from Port of Long Beach to the shoreline and repairing the platform. That number was raised Monday to about 144,000 gallons.
However, Capt Rebecca Ore, head of the US Coast Guard’s Los Angeles-Long Beach section, told China that after a thorough investigation, officials found that about sixty-six billion, or nine hundred and nine hundred gallons of water, and 131,000 gallons, or 3,134 gallons. buckets, of oil extracted from the pump.
The 131,000-gallon estimate is “the best-case product in the planning process based on the helium pipeline,” Ore said.
Officials failed to lower this assumption, leaving another question unanswered as the mystery surrounding the exodus unfolded.
“We’re about to do a week doing this, and while our clean-up and our emergency response are underway, we still don’t know the answers to how this happened, why it happened and who is responsible,” said Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley. .
Federal agents told The Times this week that the damage to the pump could be explained by the fact that the ship’s propeller was dragging underwater and connecting the pump.
There were many large containers in the vicinity of the drop before the oil was discovered. The final remedy for the cause of the spill may take months. Investigators are investigating whether the damage to the pump could have occurred weeks or months in advance, two investigative sources told The Times on Friday.
Côte Guard investigators inspected several ships in the area last week and concluded that none of them were likely to be injured, they say. Masosi spoke to The Times on condition of anonymity because they were not given permission to speak publicly.
Cleaning experiments along the coast continued rapidly during the week.
More than 900 people have been exploring beaches and oil refineries from Sunset Beach in Huntington Beach to San Diego County. By the end of the week, the elders expect to increase this number to 1,500.
The authorities said they have made progress in cleaning and expect to make significant progress over the weekend. But the storm says weather forecasters are able to bring in winds of up to 23 mph that began to move on Friday afternoon, raising concerns that more oil could reach the coast. Like the wind speed expected Monday and Tuesday, the meteorologists and the National Weather Service in San Diego said.
Currently, much of the damage remains on the coast, but brakes have been detected in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. Beaches and flooded beaches in Orange County are located in the ancestral districts of Acjachemen and Tongva. The stretch of sand in Huntington Beach and parts of Newport Beach are the worst affected.
Etar balls suspected by officials to have come from oil spills also washed up in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Del Mar in San Diego County the previous day. Pictures from satellites on the oil spill Friday morning show some of the oil offshore in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and San Clemente.
Loren Sibrian thought it was strange that no one was swimming or walking along the beach in Huntington Beach as he made his way to the sand Friday afternoon.
A 33-year-old Anaheim woman pulled out her phone and Googled, “Why is the sea closed?” It was during this time that Sibrian, who described himself as “a non-newsman,” learned about the polluted beach beaches on the Orange County coast last week.
“What a bummer,” he recalled thinking. Anyway, she unzipped her purple blanket behind the warning tape and lay down in the sand to read the book.
“You still enjoy it,” he said looking at the waves, “but not so close.”
The pollution-control ship was operating off the coast of Huntington Beach, where oil prices have dropped since the crash. The other three canals that caught the other one led a little farther south and are now on the shores of San Clemente. The fourth ship operated along the coast of Corona del Mar, maps show.
More than 500 liters of crude oil was recovered from the coast. About 172,500 pounds of hairy garbage has been collected from the beach since the eruption and sixteen tarballs were found by China. Sea Guard officials detonated 166 feet of bombs in an attempt to detonate.
One of the white, white bells flowed over the water at Talbert Marsh on Friday morning. Cleaning workers who wrapped up the 25-acre marsh last week had progressed, but a woman in a neon yellow vest and water boot walked slowly along the water line. He bent down, running his fingers over the plant, which covered the ground and covered the mud. He nodded.
“It looks good,” he said.
Workers are also exploring the ocean in search of wildlife that is plagued by drowning. By the end of China, they had captured 25 species of living birds: seven western hogs, seven snowflakes, three sanderlings, a crooked eagle, an American coat, a red duck, a double cormorant, a Clark giraffe, a California canal, a western fish and a chicken.
Three double-tripled cats, three of Brandt, an American nurse, overnight wearing a black crown, a red boot and a western gull were found dead, according to the Oiled Wildlife Care Network.
It is unclear how long it will take for the beaches to be cleaned and the water to be opened. Some elders have thought that it could take weeks. The dumping has led to an increase in calls from environmentalists and other officials to end offshore oil drilling in the region.
Gabriel Vargas stood on the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach in the middle of Friday morning holding one end of a long belt that read “END OFFSHORE DRILLING.”
Vargas, who is underwater for filmmakers, said that although he can’t get in the water right now, he has spent the past few days compiling a cleansing film. He could end up making a brief note on oil waste, he said.
His partner, Bronwyn Major, who works as a surf instructor, said he hopes the dump will help as a transition. It is too late to leave to provide assistance to major oil companies and move to clean technology, he said.
“We are in the middle of a climate crisis,” he said. “I had it. That’s enough.”
In the middle of the beach, a small team of crews dressed in white suits and head hats drifted back and forth overlooking the sand along the Pacific Coast Highway. Some took notes. An attendant pointed to the back of a cargo ship waiting to enter the harbor. A cleaning worker – dressed in yellow and holding a machete and shovel – stood in a nearby parking lot waiting to be taken away. A newcomer to the staff asked those around him for advice.
“What kind of oil is it?” He asked.
“Little black balls,” one replied.
“Just like tar?”
“That is right.”
He nodded, grabbed his own, ready to start. “Let’s do this,” he said.
San Diego Union-Tribune employee secretary Joshua Emerson Smith provided for this report