California governor proclaims state of emergency due to massive oil spill

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Oil stains the Huntington Beach in Orange County, California, Oct. 3, 2021. A massive oil spill off the Orange County coast in Southern California prompted the closure of a 9-kilometer long beachfront area on Oct. 3, and crews from California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are cleaning up the pollution from facilities in federal waters. (Photo by Zeng Hui/Xinhua)
Oil stains the Huntington Beach in Orange County, California, Oct. 3, 2021. A massive oil spill off the Orange County coast in Southern California prompted the closure of a 9-kilometer long beachfront area on Oct. 3, and crews from California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are cleaning up the pollution from facilities in federal waters. (Photo by Zeng Hui/Xinhua)

LOS ANGELES – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday (Oct. 4) night proclaimed a state of emergency in Southern California’s Orange County to support the emergency response to the massive oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach.

Officials said the spill, first reported Saturday morning, could have poured as much as 144,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. (Xinhua)

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