Coast Guard responds to oil slides ’13 miles in size ‘from Orange County on the coast

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KABC) – The U.S. Coast Guard was responding Saturday afternoon to what it described as a slippery slope a few miles from Orange County on the coast and “it was said to be about 16 square miles,” officials said.

The massive outpouring was reported recently around noon and extends approximately 16 miles off the coast from Newport Beach to Huntington Beach.

The cleaners deployed equipment that was forced to take as much oil as possible.

The California Department of Hove and Wildlife said its defense by dumping their team was also heading to the area.

“OSPR is responding to reports of oil in the waters of the union several miles off the coast of Huntington Beach. Several sheen reports have been made to Cal OES. OSPR staff at the water checkpoint. Source, volume & oil type are being monitored.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash. They say they are not expected to come ashore or pose a risk to those who go to the beach.

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