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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: June 7, 2015 4:09:37 PM PDT

The Unified Command suspended nine booming and skimming vessels due to improving conditions on the water.  No oil has been found in the on-water recovery area since June 3. 

Eight vessels will remain on the water to monitor for oil and will do so until all cleanup operations are finished.

Approximately 14,267 gallons of oily water mix has been recovered since the beginning of the response cleanup efforts.

As on-water activity decreases, shore-side teams continue to work diligently to ensure as much oil as possible can be recovered from the impacted tidal areas in a safe manner.

Cleanup crews clean vessels that assisted in Refugio oil spill response at a decontamination station in Ventura, Calif., June 7, 2015. Several vessels were demobilized from the incident after days of not finding oil in the surrounding waterways; eight vessels remain on scene to monitor for oil and will do so until all cleanup operations are finished. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg)

Cleanup crews clean vessels that assisted in Refugio oil spill response at a decontamination station in Ventura, California, June 7, 2015. Several vessels were demobilized from the incident after days of not finding oil in the surrounding waterways; eight vessels remain on scene to monitor for oil and will do so until all cleanup operations are finished. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Cleanup crews pressure wash vessels that assisted in Refugio oil spill response near Santa Barbara, Calif., June 7, 2015. Since there has been no sighting of oil from the pipeline on the water for several days, eight vessels remain on standby until all cleanup operations are finished. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg)

Cleanup crews pressure wash vessels that assisted in Refugio oil spill response near Santa Barbara, California, June 7, 2015. Since there has been no sighting of oil from the pipeline on the water for several days, eight vessels remain on standby until all cleanup operations are finished. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Crew members clean equipment used in the Refugio oil spill response at a decontamination station in Ventura, Calif., June 7, 2015. Crew members wear safety equipment to protect from hazardous materials and prevent contaminants from leaving the decontamination zone. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg)

Crewmembers clean equipment used in the Refugio oil spill response at a decontamination station in Ventura, California, June 7, 2015.  Crew members wear safety equipment to protect from hazardous materials and prevent contaminants from leaving the decontamination zone. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

For more information contact:

Joint Information Center
(805) 770-3682
www.refugioresponse.com
reply@refugioresponse.com