Officials are investigating the possibility of another oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach after a glare was reported in the same area as the October pipeline leak on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
An anti-pollution team examined the 30-foot-70-foot gloss, authorities from This was announced by the US Coast Guard around 13.30 on Saturday. The source of the glare had not yet been determined and it was not immediately known when it was first discovered.
The reported glare comes about seven weeks after a blown offshore pipeline off the coast of Orange County spilled a estimated 25,000 liters of crude oil out to sea.
Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley announced on Twitter that she was informed of the reported oil spill in the area of last month’s spill.
“Sending resources to investigate now. Source unknown at this time,” Foley tweeted, saying the U.S. Coast Guard and Huntington Beach Police Department also sent resources.
Authorities from the U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board believes an anchor from a cargo ship hit an oil pipeline off Huntington Beach and eventually led to the October spill.
Blots of oil washed ashore, oiling birds and closed Orange County beaches for days. The clean-up work after the spill took almost a month.
Investigators with the U.S. Coast Guard Thursday has identified another ship believed to have been in the area of the spill in October.
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