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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: June 9, 2015 5:51:17 AM PDT

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.

Current Oiling Situation Map as of June 8

For more information contact:

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