FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: June 9, 2015 5:51:17 AM PDT
Updated shoreline survey results for Refugio oil spill response
Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) teams updated the survey results for shoreline in the Refugio Incident. Of the 96.5 miles of shoreline surveyed in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, 75 percent have met cleanup goals. Clean areas will continue to be monitored for re-oiling which may occur, especially with the natural oil seeps in the area. Teams will also continue to take samples.
Cleanup continues on other parts of the shoreline, especially cobble and rock areas which require hand crews, and in the excavation area in the vicinity of the initial release. (See video on rock cleaning) The work will continue until the cleanup goals for those areas have been met.
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