Posted by on October 12, 2021 7:02 pm
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Orange County Beaches Gradually Reopen After Oil Spill

Orange County beaches are slowly reopening after water quality tests following the offshore oil spill show undetectable amounts of toxins. Newport Beach announced all city beaches were reopened Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. after over a week of closure as water quality results proved it safe for residents to return. “The city will continue monitoring the water quality of its ocean beaches on a regular basis for the next several weeks,” Newport Beach wrote in a statement. Newport Beach’s water was tested in ten locations for sampling on Oct. 8. Results showed eight of the locations tested revealed no toxins, with two areas showing non-toxic levels despite low amounts of oil being detected. Earlier that day, Huntington Beach reopened its shorelines on the morning of Oct. 11 after the city received its water quality testing results. “The health and safety of our residents and visitors is of the utmost importance,” …

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