Clean Up Crews Work at Huntington Beach After Oil Spill

Crews worked to clean up oil from a massive spill off the coast of Orange County, California, at Huntington Beach, footage posted on October 4 shows.

At least 126,000 gallons spilled from a broken pipeline around three miles from the shore on Saturday, October 2, endangering local wildlife and habitats, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley said.

The United States Coast Guard was working to contain the oil and had reported collecting 3,150 gallons as of Sunday.

Orange County officials closed all beaches in the city of Laguna Beach, as cleanup of the oil spill was ongoing.

A local conservation group reported professional crews were working at “full speed” to clean the oil from wetlands. The spill also forced the suspension of fishing in the affected coastal area.

An investigation into the cause of the spill was ongoing, the Coast Guard said.

Video uploaded to Twitter shows oil-slicked water and people walking along the beach as cleanup crews unpack supplies at Huntington Beach. Credit: Nicholas Awesomepants via Storyful

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