Cleanup of oil spill in Toro Creek, in the Carpinteria area, is complete
The cause is still under investigation, but an old oil well suspected.
Authorities say they’ve finished the cleanup of an oil spill in a South Coast creek.
The oil was first discovered in Toro Creek, in the Carpinteria area on January 1. More than 50 people were involved in a week-long cleanup effort. The oil never made it as far as the ocean, or to beaches.
There’s no word on the amount of oil involved in the spill. The cause is under investigation, but there is an old capped well dating back to the 1880’s in the area. It was involved in some leakage nearly two years ago.
The state’s Oiled Wildlife Care Network was active, but there is no word of any injured wildlife.