10/09/2021 04:30 PM PDT
Oil, Tar Assessments Continue in Shoreline Areas
San Diego region beach visitors may have seen Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Teams working Saturday in protective suits to assess for oil or tar balls washing up on beaches. The teams will assess if additional protective measures or resources are needed.
Beaches continue to remain open as no public health risk has been
People are being reminded again to please not touch, pick up or try
to clean any tar balls they may find. The tar balls are a hazardous
material and can cause skin irritation. If you accidentally handle a
tar ball, wash your hands using regular skin-safe soaps. Do not use
degreasers or cleaning solutions that may cause more harm. Contact
your primary care doctor if a significant reaction or rash
Report any tar or oil substance on the beaches to email@example.com
and include photographs, time, date and location where it was found
including GPS coordinates, if you have them. Include a description,
estimated quantity and contact information for follow-up.
For the latest updates on the Orange County oil spill, visit https://socalspillresponse.com/.
To report oiled wildlife, call 1-877-823-6926.