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Crews cleaning up diesel spill in Huntington Harbour

January 5, 2012 |  5:29 am

Crews cleaning up diesel spill in Huntington Harbour

Fire and hazardous-materials teams are working to control and clean a diesel spill in Huntington Harbour this morning.

The spill, which covers an area about half the size of a football field, was discovered about 11 p.m. Wednesday behind Peter's Landing at the harbor at 16400 Pacific Coast Highway, according to a report from the Huntington Beach Fire Department.

The source of the spill was unknown early Thursday, but it did not appear to have come from any of the docked boats, the Fire Department said. Nor was there any threat to property or wildlife, the department said.

State Fish and Game Department officials, along with the U.S. Coast Guard, were also on the scene, assessing how to best clean up the spill.


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Photo: A television news cameraman is reflected in the sheen of a diesel spill in Huntington Harbour. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times