In photos: Cleanup crews working on California beaches, more than 1 week on from oil spill

Over 1,400 cleanup workers were combing Southern California’s coastline and nearby wetlands this weekend, more than a week on from one of the state’s largest oil spills in recent history, per the Los Angeles Times.

The big picture: O.C. supervisor Katrina Foley told the L.A. Times crews had found “14 barrels of tar balls and another quarter-million pounds of oily sand and debris” since the spill was confirmed Oct. 2. Several beaches were still partially or fully closed as crews worked in Orange and San Diego counties Sunday, KNBC noted.

SCleanup crews work around beachgoers on Huntington Beach on Oct. 9. Foley tweeted Saturday “we now know that [a ship’s] anchor indeed moved the pipeline 105ft months ago — maybe even a year ago.” Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
A sign Huntington Beach on Oct. 9. The spill contaminated several popular beaches and devastated wildlife. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
People walk with a dog as cleanup workers comb Huntington Beach on Oct. 9. California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week declared a state of emergency in resonpse to the oil spill. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Cleanup workers combing Huntington Beach for any signs of oil on Oct. 9. “More than 7,500 people had offered to volunteer” with the cleanup, the L.A. Times notes. From those, 200 were selected. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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