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Oil Spill Update 3

All Encinitas beaches remain open. You might see members of the shoreline assessment teams working along Encinitas coast. They will be evaluating tar balls that were found on the beaches in north San Diego County to determine their source.

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency is advising residents to exercise caution at local beaches and to avoid contact if tar balls are seen. If contact occurs, the body area should be thoroughly cleaned with soap and water or other skin-safe cleaners. Do not use degreasers, cleaning solutions or solvents as they may damage the skin further. Please visit https://www.sdcountyemergency.com/.../incident-page.1047... to see the full advisory.

If you observe any oil or tar balls, please email [email protected] and include the following information:

1) Date the oil was observed

2) Time the oil was observed

3) Specific location oil was observed (GPS coordinates preferred)

4) Descriptive photographs of the oil (please do not touch it)

5) A short visual/physical description of the oil

6) Estimated quantity

7) Contact information for follow-up

If you see wildlife affected by oil, do not attempt to help any affected wildlife as this requires special handling. Instead, please call (877) 823-6926. For an update on animals recovered during this incident, please visit https://owcn.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/pipeline-p00547-incident.

For more information on the Orange County Oil Spill, please visit https://socalspillresponse.com/