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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: June 14, 2015 2:38:43 PM PDT

Refugio Boom Transfer
Response personnel transfer absorbent boom for the Refugio oil spill clean-up operations being conducted at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Boom is used to protect shorelines or sensitive locations by acting as a barrier to oil, and to corral oil on the water to enhance the recovery effectiveness of skimmers or other response operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena
Preparing for Cleanup

Oil spill response personnel don safety equipment prior to joining their colleagues to conduct clean-up operations at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. The Refugio Oil Spill occurred May 19 just north of Refugio State Beach from the release of oil from an on-shore pipeline. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena

SCAT Teams

Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique teams inspect Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. SCAT teams include people trained in the techniques, procedures, and terminology of shoreline assessment with knowledge and experience in oil and oil cleanup techniques, geomorphology, ecology, and in some cases, archeology. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena

For more information contact:

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