Manhattan Beach was polluted with large clumps of oil and tar


About six miles southwest off the coast of Manhattan Beach, a separate patch of tar was also located, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Michael Anderson said to the media. Samples of the material were collected in a try to identify the substance and its source. At this time, the provenience it’s yet unknown but it’s supposed to be related to last week’s in Santa Barbara County, when a burst pipeline dumped over 100,000 gallons of oil. The substance found in Manhattan Beach appeared to be a combination of “large clumps of oil and tar … (and) the sand along the tideline is peppered with thousands of thick globs ranging in size from a baseball to a football.” There were no reports of the tar affecting marine life. A company known as Ocean Blue Environmental was hired to clean up the substance.


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