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Stormwater Outfall Oil Discharge; Dominguez Channel, Long Beach, CA

Dominguez Channel, Long Beach, CA | 2024-Jan-21

Initial Notification: The morning of 21-JAN-2024, USCG Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach contacted their NOAA SSC regarding an inland spill of roughly 1,200 gallons crude oil/water mixture. This inland spill resulted in oil entering a stormwater drain which discharged to the mouth of Dominguez Channel (in the innermost portions of the Port of Long Beach). Oil sheens have been observed in the water, but containment boom appears to be effective. The USCG requested a trajectory and possible threats to the Cabrillo Wetlands (4+ miles down channel).

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:crude oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 1200 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 33° 46.46′ North
Longitude (approximate): 118° 14.90′ West