Thousands of tons of oil spilled into the ocean in Southern California

On Sunday in Southern California, there was a major oil spill, emergency services began to clean the beaches, Interfax reported.

At least 572,807 litres of oil got into the ocean. Experts are trying to determine the cause of the leak in Orange County. Oil company Amplify Energy said on Sunday that the oil spill has been prevented.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say the services will use shovels and other hand tools to remove oil from the coastline as heavy equipment cannot reach remote locations.

The 13-square-mile oil spill off the coast of Southern California prompted officials to close beaches and warn of "significant environmental impacts."

“We started finding dead birds and fish washed ashore,” Orange County inspector Katrina Foley tweeted.

Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr described the situation to NBC in Los Angeles as "a potential environmental disaster."

To recap, an oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico near the US coast after Hurricane Ida.

As reported, the Cypriot authorities reported an oil spill in the Mediterranean Sea.

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