In photos: California cleanup crews scour beaches, 1 week after spill

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More than 1,400 cleaners were combing the coastline and surrounding wetlands of Southern California this weekend, in more than a week of the state’s largest oil spill in recent history. Los Angeles Times.

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big picture: OC Supervisor Katrina Foley reported that LA Times employees had found “14 barrels of tar balls and another quarter-million pounds of oily sand and debris” since the leak. 2 October was confirmed. Many beaches were still partially or completely closed as employees worked Sunday in Orange and San Diego counties, KNBC noted.

SCcleanup personnel work around beach goers at Huntington Beach on October 9. Foley tweeted on Saturday “Now we know that [a ship’s] Anchor actually moved the pipeline 105 feet a month ago – maybe even a year ago.” Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images
A sign at Huntington Beach on October 9. The spill contaminated many popular beaches and devastated wildlife. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
People walk with a dog as sweepers comb through Huntington Beach on October 9. California Governor Gavin Newsom last week declared a state of emergency in response to the oil spill. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Cleaners searching Huntington Beach for any signs of oil on October 9. The LA Times notes that “more than 7,500 people had offered to volunteer” with the cleanup. Out of these 200 were selected. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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