California Department of Fish and Wildlife

1997 News Releases

  1. NR #5: UNION PACIFIC SPILL MOVES INTO LONG RANGE CLEANUP PLANNING
    NR #5: UNION PACIFIC SPILL MOVES INTO LONG RANGE CLEANUP PLANNING - LAKE VAN NORDEN—Union Pacific Railroad, Department of Fish and Game, and Nevada County Environmental Health are working on long range cleanup plans for the petroleum spill near Lake Van Norden. Union Pacific Railroad has brought in its Environmental Group to assist with the planning. Containment and cleanup efforts continue at the fuel spill that occurred on February 26, 1997 in the Donner Pass area.
  2. NR #4: UNION PACIFIC FUEL SPILL INCIDENT BREAKS ICE FOR MEADOW SAMPLE
    NR #4: UNION PACIFIC FUEL SPILL INCIDENT BREAKS ICE FOR MEADOW SAMPLE - LAKE VAN NORDEN—Special ice boring equipment was brought to the scene to allow samples to be taken of the water underneath the ice in the meadow which lies below the Union Pacific Railroad spill site. Containment and cleanup efforts continue at the fuel spill that occurred on February 26, 1997 in the Donner Pass area
  3. NR #3: UNION PACIFIC FUEL SPILL CONTAINMENT AND CLEANUP CONTINUES
    NR #3: UNION PACIFIC FUEL SPILL CONTAINMENT AND CLEANUP CONTINUES - LAKE VAN NORDEN—Union Pacific Railroad continues containment and cleanup efforts at the fuel spill that occurred on February 26, 1997 in the Donner Pass area. An estimated 17,500 gallons leaked from a fuel line used for transferring fuel from a tank car to a storage tank. The fuel is used for snow removal equipment.
  4. NR #2: CLEANUP PHASE OF UNION PACIFIC SPILL PROGRESSING
    CLEANUP PHASE OF UNION PACIFIC SPILL PROGRESSING - LAKE VAN NORDEN—The Union Pacific oil spill in the Lake Van Norden area cleanup continues. Soil sampling continues to provide information that will be used to prepare soil removal plans.
  5. MEDIA ADVISORY: TRAFFIC CONTROL IN EFFECT ON DONNER PASS ROAD
    Sant Fe Pacific Pipeline Incident Media Advisory: TRAFFIC CONTROL IN EFFECT ON DONNER PASS ROAD - DONNER SUMMIT—Traffic control remains in effect until further notice, on Donner Pass Road (Old Highway 40) during daylight hours, from Rainbow Bridge east on Donner Pass Road, for approximately two miles. No parking or stopping will be allowed. Enforcement officials will be patroling the area
  6. NR#1: UNION PACIFIC SPILL MOVES INTO CLEANUP: FUEL FLOWS CONTAINED
    NR #1: UNION PACIFIC SPILL MOVES INTO CLEANUP: FUEL FLOWS CONTAINED - LAKE VAN NORDEN—A leak in the transfer between a refueling tank car and storage tank along the Union Pacific railline resulted in an approximate 17,500 gallon red diesel fuel spill on February 26, 199
  7. Peyton Hill Tosco Oil Spill in Martinez
    Peyton Hill Tosco Oil Spill in Martinez - The State Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is responding to a June 9 gasoline spill from a Tosco pipeline in the Martinez area. The pipeline was shut down, and the petroleum flow stopped. The spill is in an area known as Peyton Hill, on Wickland Oil Terminal and Union Pacific Railroad property. It has contaminated soil on approximately 2.3 acres, in a dry seasonal wetland adjacent to Peyton Slough. The spill is about three-quarters of a mile from Carquinez Strait. It does not present any public health hazards, and is not expected to affect the busy waterway
  8. Platform Irene/Torch Oil Spill
    Platform Irene/Torch Company Oil Spill - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE — In an abandoned fire station, not far from a beach impacted by the September 28 Point Pedernales oil spill, the Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) veterinarians and staff are very busy. When notified of the spill, OSPR activated its Oiled Wildlife Care Network, and sent its Veterinary Operations staff to the spill site, to rescue as much wildlife oiled by the spill as possibl
  9. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE INCIDENT
    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE INCIDENT - SPILL BASICS What was spilled? The pipeline transports gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Probably a mixture of the three was spilled
  10. NR #7: SFPP PIPELINE INCIDENT, Trans-Sierra Pipeline Back in Service
    NR #7, Sante Fe Pipeline, Trans-Sierra Pipeline Back in Service - SUMMIT CREEK — Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines’ (SFPP) pipeline that transports gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from San Francisco Bay area refineries to Reno was brought back on-line, shortly after 10:00 p.m. Saturday. “The pipeline is back in service, and fuel is flowing to Reno, again,” said Steve Tostengard, SFPP’s District Director
  11. NR #6: SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE INCIDENT, Trans-Sierra Pipeline Repair Underway
    NR #6, Sant Fe Pipiline,Trans-Sierra Pipeline Repair Underway - SUMMIT CREEK — Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline crews have replaced thirty feet of petroleum pipeline surrounding a crack that leaked diesel, gasoline, and jet fuel into the environment near Donner Lake. Hydrostatic tests confirmed the replacement pipe’s basic integrity
  12. NR #5: SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE INCIDENT, CRACK IN SANTA FE PIPELINE FOUND
    NR #5, Santa Fe Pipeline, CRACK IN SANTA FE PIPELINE FOUND - SUMMIT CREEK—Crews located a dent in the Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline that revealed a short crack upon pressure testing. After locating the leak, crews removed the section of pipe and are replacing it with a new tested piece of pipe. Efforts will be made to reestablish the petroleum service to Reno as soon as possible, but the pipeline integrity must be evaluated before crews can project a date for when the pipeline will reopen
  13. NR #4: SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE INCIDENT, WATER SAMPLING RESULT ANALYSIS IN
    NR # 4: Santa Fe Pipeline, WATER SAMPLING RESULT ANALYSIS IN - Nevada County Environmental Health (NCEH) reports that water sampling information indicates there is no imminent health threat to Donner Lake from the petroleum spill. The headwaters area of Summit Creek, a tributary to Donner Lake, has been impacted and is closed to the public. Confirmed water sample test results through March 5, 1997 show that most water contamination is contained within Summit Creek. Low levels of petroleum product constituents were found at sampling points near Donner Lake, as described below.
  14. NR #3: SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE INCIDENT - EFFORT TO PINPOINT POSSIBLE LEAK CONTINUES
    NR #3: Santa Fe Pipeline: EFFORT TO PINPOINT POSSIBLE LEAK CONTINUES - SUMMIT CREEK—Crews from Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline L.P. (SFPP) and Erikson Environmental Company continue efforts to pinpoint the location of the possible leak. Crews began excavating at a location along the pipeline above the original pool of product. The pipeline is inspected along the way as the excavation approaches the product pool.
  15. NR #2: SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE SPILL RESPONSE RECEIVES COMMUNITY SUPPORT
    NR #2: SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE SPILL RESPONSE RECEIVES COMMUNITY SUPPORT - SUMMIT CREEK—Local residents and businesses have provided support to the teams responding to the Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline spill at the headwaters of Summit Creek.
  16. NR #1: SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE BREAK IN SIERRA NEVADA
    NR #1: SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE BREAK IN SIERRA NEVADA - SUMMIT CREEK—More than 30 individuals have responded to a possible break in the Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline that ships petroleum product from San Francisco to Reno. Officials received a report of petroleum odor in an area near Summit Creek on March 1, 1997 in the evening. Representatives from the California Department of Fish and Game, the Nevada County Environmental Health Office and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection investigated and found a pool of water approximately six to 12 feet in size with an oily sheen. Absorbent pads and boom were set in the area
  17. SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE FACT SHEET
    SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE FACT SHEET - Incident History Incident reported March 1, 1997. Petroleum sheen found in area of Summit Creek headwaters, approximately three miles west of Donner Lake. Pipeline shutdown for inspection. The pipeline crossing Donner Pass transports gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from San Francisco Bay Area refineries to Sacramento and Reno.
  18. SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE INCIDENT PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR MARCH 7 IN TRUCKEE
    Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline Incident Public Meeting - TRUCKEE—Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline L.P. (SFPP), the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), and Nevada County Environmental Health (NCEH) will hold a community meeting to discuss water quality and public health issues on the Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline spill, March 7, 1997, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium of the Tahoe Truckee High School off of Donner Pass Road in Truckee.
  19. Oiled Wildlife Care Center Dedication in Santa Cruz
    Oiled Wildlife Care Center Dedication in Santa Cruz - The California Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) joins the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz, and the State Department of General Services, Monday morning, to host the opening and dedication of the State’s Oiled Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center (Center). The 9:30 A.M. event, Monday, July 21, will take place at 1451 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, near the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory.
  20. PUBLIC MEETING ON SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE SPILL SCHEDULED
    PUBLIC MEETING ON SANTA FE PACIFIC PIPELINE SPILL SCHEDULED - SUMMIT CREEK—Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline L.P. (SFPP), the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), and Nevada County Environmental Health (NCEH) will hold a community meeting to discuss water quality and public health issues on the Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline spill, March 7, 1997, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium of the Tahoe Truckee High School off of Donner Pass Road in Truckee.
  21. State and Coast Guard Sign Pilotage Agreement for California’s Ports and Harbor Areas
    State and Coast Guard Sign Pilotage Agreement - Sacramento — Today, Governor Pete Wilson and Vice Admiral James Card, of the United States Coast Guard, signed an innovative agreement to provide for marine pilots for ships using ports and harbors in California.
  22. Petroleum Spill in Milpitas
    Petroleum Spill in Milpitas - The State Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is responding to a diesel spill into Penitencia Creek in Milpitas. The quantity and cause of the spill are under investigation. A tractor-trailer truck punctured one of its fuel tanks, and released an unknown quantity into a storm drain at Watkins Motor Lines, Inc., in San Jose.
  23. OSPR Media Adisory: Ground-Breaking Ceremony in Santa Cruz
    Ground-Breaking Ceremony in Santa Cruz - The California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) will host a ground-breaking ceremony at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Long Marine Laboratory, Friday, May 31, at 10:00 A.M., to begin construction of the Oiled Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center. Officials scheduled to speak include California Department of Fish and Game Director Jacqueline E. Schafer, University of California Chancellor Karl S. Pister, and Department of General Services Director Peter G. Stamison.
  24. Oiled Wildlife Care Center Dedication in Santa Cruz
    Oiled Wildlife Care Center Dedication in Santa Cruz - The California Department of Fish and Game=s Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) joins the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz, and the State Department of General Services, Monday morning, to host the opening and dedication of the State=s Oiled Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center (Center). The 9:30 A.M. event, Monday, July 21, will take place at 1451 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, near the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory
  25. Monterey Bay Bird Incident News Release #4
    Monterey Bay Bird Incident News Release #4: Vegetable oil spill dissipating - SANTA CRUZ, California ---- The oily substance that disabled over 400 birds in Monterey Bay appears to be dissipating, naturally. Tentatively identified as a hydrogenated vegetable oil, the material is breaking-up in the surf.
  26. Monterey Bay Bird Incident News Release #5
    Monterey Bay Bird Incident News Release #5: Outstanding volunteer effort saves birds - SANTA CRUZ, California ---- Beginning Friday evening, October 23rd, dozens and then hundreds of oiled seabirds began washing ashore along the coast of Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. The oil, apparently a hydrogenated vegetable oil, matted their feathers and destroyed their waterproofing, leaving them unable to fly, forage, swim or even stay warm. Without assistance they would die of hypothermia, hypoglycemia, starvation or predation. But hundreds of volunteers, aided by private, non-profit wildlife organizations and government agencies, have apparently saved most of the birds -- over 400 in n
  27. Monterey Bay Bird Incident News Release #2
    Monterey Bay Bird Incident News Release #2 - Santa Cruz, California ---- Rescue work continues at the State Department of Fish and Game's (DFG) Oiled Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center, following the discovery of a sticky substance affecting near-shore birds in Monterey Bay, last Friday night. Over 400 distressed birds have been brought to the Center, most by volunteers, with the unknown material matting their feathers.
  28. Monterey Bay Bird Incident News Release #1
    Monterey Bay Bird Rescue and Investigation Continue - The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) have taken the lead to rescue wildlife affected by a sticky substance in the waters of Monterey Bay. Birds in distress are being reported from as far south as Pacific Grove, and as far north as Año Nuevo State Park.
  29. Monterey Bay Bird Incident Unified Command News Advisory #2
    Monterey Bay Bird Incident News Advisory 2 Correction - Santa Cruz, California ---- The telephone number in the last sentence of this afternoon's news release was incorrect. The "888" area code should have been "800." It should have read:
  30. Kure #9/Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Press Release
    Kure #9/Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Response, Day 6 - EUREKA -- Crews continue to make significant headway in containment and clean-up on Humboldt Bay.
  31. Kure #7/Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Press Release
    Kure # 7/Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Clean-up, Day 4 - EUREKA -- Clean-up operations continue around Humboldt Bay, four days after a cement piling punctured a fuel tank of the M/V Kure at the Louisiana Pacific Dock. Favorable weather conditions have assisted crews working long days recovering oil and protecting the sensitive ecosystems of the wetlands around Humboldt and Arcata Bays. Because the oil has moved onshore, some of the equipment that was visible on the water in previous days has been released. In their place, shoreline clean-up crews have been increased.
  32. Kure #5/Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Press Release
    Kure #5/Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Press Release - EUREKA, Calif. — The Humboldt Bay Unified Command announced at 10 a.m. today it has reopened Humboldt Bay from the entrance channel north to Woodley Island. Vessel restrictions remain in the Eureka Channel Inner Reach, and the South Bay due to the continued clean-up efforts.
  33. Kure #4/Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Fact Sheet
    Kure #4/Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Fact Sheet - Spill occurred at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday. Amount spilled is 4,537 gallons of IFO 180 fuel oil. The fuel is used by the Kure during normal operations.
  34. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Response, Day 6
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Response, Day 6 - EUREKA -- Crews continue to make significant headway in containment and clean-up on Humboldt Bay.
  35. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Response Day 5
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Response Day 5 - EUREKA -- Clean-up continues on the Humboldt Bay oil spill, with major concentration on shoreline operations and wildlife rescue. The number of live, oiled birds captured has increased to 337. Those, along with 185 dead birds, have been taken to the Marine Wildlife Care Center at Humboldt State University. A harbor seal carcass was retrieved from the spill area, and the cause of death is being investigated. About 75 people -- including many volunteers -- are working long hours to save the birds at the Marine Wildlife Care Center at Humboldt State University
  36. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Clean-up, Day 4
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Clean-up, Day 4 - EUREKA -- Clean-up operations continue around Humboldt Bay, four days after a cement piling punctured a fuel tank of the M/V Kure at the Louisiana Pacific Dock. Favorable weather conditions have assisted crews working long days recovering oil and protecting the sensitive ecosystems of the wetlands around Humboldt and Arcata Bays. Because the oil has moved onshore, some of the equipment that was visible on the water in previous days has been released. In their place, shoreline clean-up crews have been increased.
  37. Humboldt Bay oil spill clean up continues: Release #HB-05 Nov. 7, 1997 12 noon
    Humboldt Bay oil spill clean up continues: V - EUREKA, Calif. -- The Humboldt Bay Unified Command announced at 10 a.m. today it has reopened Humboldt Bay from the entrance channel north to Woodley Island. Vessel restrictions remain in the Eureka Channel Inner Reach, and the South Bay due to the continued clean-up efforts
  38. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Fact Sheet
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Fact Sheet - Spill occurred at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday. Amount spilled is 4,537 gallons of IFO 180 fuel oil. The fuel is used by the Kure during normal operations.
  39. Humbolt Bay Oil Spill News Conference
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill News Conference - The Unified Command for the Humboldt Bay oil spill will hold a news conference at 11 a.m., Friday. The news conference will be held in the Humboldt Bay Room in the DoubleTree Hotel, 1929 Fourth Street, Eureka.
  40. Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline / Donner Summit Spill
    Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline / Donner Summit Spill - Discovered Saturday, March 1, 1997, in late afternoon, when skiers reported smelling diesel in a remote area. Officers from the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CDF), and the Nevada County Environmental Health Office investigated and found a petroleum sheen on a 6' x 12' pool in Summit Creek. The location is near Donner Pass Rd. (Old U.S. 40) and Summit Bridge, above the creek, near orange aerial post marker 42, at about 7,000 feet elevation. Weather is cold, with snow 10-12' deep, and high winds.
  41. Donner Summit Spills Media Log #1
    Donner Summit Spills Media Log #1 - Donner Summit Spills Media Log
  42. Brannan Island #2 - Barge and Truck Recovered from Delta Slough
    Brannan #2 Barge and Truck Recovered from Delta Slough - The barge and truck with a tank-trailer that capsized into Three-Mile Slough at Brannan Island State Recreation Area, yesterday, have been removed from the water. California Department of Fish and Game wardens oversaw the operation, to ensure that the 4,850 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel in the sunken vessel, truck, and tank were kept from spilling into the Delta waterway.
  43. Brannan Island #1 - Barge and Truck Sinking in the Delta
    Brannan Island barge sinking in Delta - The California Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) and DFG Region 2 staff are responding to a vessel sinking and potential diesel and gasoline spill in Three Mile Slough, at Brannan Island State Recreation Area, in the southern-most part of Sacramento County.
  44. Diesel Fuel Spilled into Ballona Creek
    Diesel Fuel Spilled into Ballona Creek - (Marina del Rey, CA) — The California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is responding to a red diesel fuel spill in Ballona Creek, adjacent to Marina del Rey. The source of the fuel spill is unknown, and officials suspect it may have been illegally dumped into a storm drain.
  45. Public Meeting About Avila Spill Restoration Plans
    Public Meeting About Avila Spill Restoration Plans - SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Avila Beach Trustee Council has scheduled a public meeting to present and discuss restoration plans they’ve developed for San Luis Obispo Creek and southern sea otter habitat, and take questions from the public. The meeting will be held in the community Room of the San Luis Obispo City/County Library, at 6:30 P.M. on Monday, March 31, 1997.
  46. SETTLEMENTS REACHED IN TWO SPILLS INVOLVING ARCO PIPE LINE COMPANY
    SETTLEMENTS REACHED IN TWO SPILLS INVOLVING ARCO PIPE LINE COMPANY - ARCO Pipe Line Company agreed to combined $8.4 million settlement for two separate spills that occurred in 1993 and 1994 with the California Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR), the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB)-Los Angeles represented by the Attorney General, and the U.S. Department of Justice
  47. American Trader Oil Spill Facts
    American Trader Oil Spill Facts - Taken verbatim from the Friday, December 26, 1997 Daily Journal, a publication of legal record, under the section on Environmental Law.
  48. American Trader #2 - $18.1 Million Oil Spill Judgment
    American Trader #2,$18.1 Million Oil Spill Judgment - The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has just received the Notice of Entry of Judgment in the American Trader oil spill trial. Orange County Superior Court Judge William F. McDonald entered into judgment the jury’s award of $18.1 million under various State law provisions.
  49. American Trader #1 -$18.1 Million Verdict in Oil Spill Case
    American Trader #1, $18.1 Million Verdict in Oil Spill Case - SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has won its civil case against Attransco, owner of the oil tanker American Trader. The vessel sat on its own anchor in 1990, spilling 416,598 gallons of crude oil into the waters off Orange County. A jury awarded $18.1 million, $12.8 million of which is in damages, and $5.3 million in State fines.
  50. Los Cerritos Channel oil spill
    Los Cerritos Channel Oil Spill - FROM THE OSPR NEWSROOM. . . Over 200 barrels of a crude oil product spilled into Los Cerritos Channel, in Long Beach, around 6:10 am, when an oil pipeline broke. OSPR has dispatched Wardens Mark Caywood (IC) and George Pell (DIC), wildlife biologist Tom Napoli, and Oil Spill Prevention Specialists Ed Boyes and Jim Rolin to the site, where they've established, along with the Coast Guard, an Incident Command Center. The cause of the pipeline break and the RP are unknown at this time.
  51. Department of Fish and Game Joins Northern California Floods Response
    Department of Fish and Game Joins Northern California Floods Response - Sacramento — The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has established an Incident Command System to address fish and wildlife issues affecting emergency repairs on levees and other significant facilities affected by floods. Many actions which, under normal circumstances, are strictly controlled under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Endangered Species Act (CESA), and Stream Bed Alteration Agreements, are suspended under certain emergency conditions. DFG personnel are available to answer questions about the State’s fish and wildlife laws with regard to emergency repairs on levees and other facilities damaged by flood waters.
  52. Point Reyes Tarball Incident-Update Nov. 21
    Point Reyes Tarball Incident-Update Nov. 21 - POINT REYES, Calif. -- A Coast Guard / NOAA overflight of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) today led to the discovery of a cluster of oil patches, approximately one mile in diameter. Its location is roughly ten miles south of the Farallon Islands and thirteen miles west of San Pedro Point, on the San Mateo County coast.
  53. Point Reyes Tarball Incident-Update Nov. 19
    Point Reyes Tarball Incident-Update, Nov, 19 - POINT REYES, Calif. -- State and federal laws mandate that oil spill response in California is directed by a unified command, led by the U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR). In the current tarball incident at Point Reyes National Seashore, the unified command includes the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and National Park Service. Sanctuary manager Ed Ueber and Dr. Sarah Allen from the National Park Service, as trustee agents, and the Marin County Office of Emergency Services (OES) are working closely with the unified command.
  54. Point Reyes Tarball Incident-Update Nov. 18
    Point Reyes Tarball Incident-Update Nov. 18 - POINT REYES, Calif. -- Today Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Game, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and Point Reyes National Seashore staff are working to assess environmental impact, rescue sea birds and clean up oil "tarballs" that have washed up along the shores of Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif
  55. Point Reyes National Seashore, Globs of Oil Found
    Point Reyes National Seashore, Globs of Oil Found Nov. 17 - Olema, California ---- Superintendent Don Neubacher reported that, since Sunday, November 16, thick oil globules called tar balls have begun showing up on the beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore. These tar balls are typically fist size or smaller, comprised to fresh, heavy, black oil. The oil was first spotted by visitors and National Park Service Staff along Drakes Beach on Sunday morning. The U.S. Coast Guard immediately responded, investigated the situation, and collected oil samples.
  56. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images Nov. 13
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images Nov. 13 - EUREKA, CA - Approximately 15 birds affected by the Humboldt Bay oil spill will be released on Friday, Nov. 14, at Big Lagoon in Trinidad.
  57. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images Nov. 12
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images Nov. 12 - EUREKA -- Approximately one-third of the shoreline sites recently targeted for clean-up and containment on the Humboldt Bay oil spill are ready for final inspection. However, clean-up crews will now be centering their efforts on a newly identified 100-yard stretch of beach just south of the Samoa boat ramp that was discovered to be heavily oiled when tides lowered.
  58. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images Nov. 11
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images Nov. 11 - EUREKA -- Clean-up of Humboldt Bay continued today with crews focusing their efforts on removing oil from the rocky shorelines which surround the Samoa boat ramp and the Coast Guard station. Other crews were removing oiled eel grass from the west side of Indian Island
  59. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images Nov. 10
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images Nov. 10 - EUREKA -- Crews continue to make significant headway in containment and clean-up on Humboldt Bay.
  60. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images Nov. 9
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images Nov. 9 - EUREKA -- Clean-up continues on the Humboldt Bay oil spill, with major concentration on shoreline operations and wildlife rescue. The number of live, oiled birds captured has increased to 337. Those, along with 185 dead birds, have been taken to the Marine Wildlife Care Center at Humboldt State University. A harbor seal carcass was retrieved from the spill area and the cause of death is being investigatid. About 75 people--including many volunteers-- are working long hours to save the birds at the center.
  61. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images Nov. 8 - EUREKA -- Clean-up operations continue around Humboldt Bay, four days after a cement piling punctured a fuel tank of the M/V Kure at the Louisiana Pacific Dock. Favorable weather conditions have assisted crews working long days recovering oil and protecting the sensitive ecosystems of the wetlands around Humboldt and Arcata Bays. Because the oil has moved onshore, some of the equipment that was visible on the water in previous days has been released. In their place, shoreline clean-up crews have been increased.
  62. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images - EUREKA -- Clean-up crews continue to make significant headway in containment and clean-up on Humboldt Bay. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has re-opened the bay to vessel traffic after all the heavy concentrations of oil were removed from the sea channels.
  63. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update, Nov. 7
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update Images Nov. 7 - EUREKA -- The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has re-opened the entire Humoldt Bay to all vessels. Eureka channel was opened at 11:00 am today.
  64. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update November 7, 1997
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update November 7, 1997 - EUREKA, Calif. -- The Humboldt Bay Unified Command announced at 10 a.m. today it has reopened Humboldt Bay from the entrance channel north to Woodley Island. Vessel restrictions remain in the Eureka Channel Inner Reach, and the South Bay due to the continued clean-up efforts
  65. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images currently available
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update Images - Eureka, California --- The Unified Command for the Humboldt Bay oil spill will hold a news conference at 11 a.m., Friday. The news conference will be held in the Humboldt Bay Room in the Double Tree Hotel, 1929 Fourth Street, Eureka.
  66. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- November 6, 2010
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update Images - Eureka, California --- The Unified Command for the Humboldt Bay oil spill will hold a news conference at 11 a.m., Friday. The news conference will be held in the Humboldt Bay Room in the Double Tree Hotel, 1929 Fourth Street, Eureka.
  67. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Update November 5, 1997
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Update November 5, 1997 - Humboldt Bay---Eureka, California SPILL: 5100 gallons of bunker-C #6 fuel oil spilled into Humboldt Bay, at 4:20 a.m. today when the M/V Kure, a 639 foot freighter of Panamanian registry, collided with the Louisiana Pacific Dock. The oil slick has contaminated an area of approximately five miles, from the Bay entrance to Bird Island.
  68. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill
    Humboldt Bay Bunker Fuel Oil Spill - Humboldt Bay--Eureka, California---The California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is responding to a bunker fuel spill in Humboldt Bay. The M/V Kure, hit the Louisiana Dock at 4:20 this morning, puncturing it's own fuel tank. The approximately 5,000-to-8,000 gallon spill was reported at 5:15 a.m.
  69. Monterey Bay Bird Incident - Update
    Outstanding Volunteer Effort Saves Birds - SANTA CRUZ, California ---- Beginning Friday evening, October 23rd, dozens and then hundreds of oiled seabirds began washing ashore along the coast of Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. The oil, apparently a hydrogenated vegetable oil, matted their feathers and destroyed their waterproofing, leaving them unable to fly, forage, swim or even stay warm. Without assistance they would die of hypothermia, hypoglycemia, starvation or predation. But hundreds of volunteers, aided by private, non-profit wildlife organizations and government agencies, have apparently saved most of the birds -- over 400 in number.
  70. Monterey Bay Bird Incident - Update - Vegetable Oil Spill Dissipating
    Monterey Bay Bird Incident - Update - Vegetable Oil Spill Dissipating - SANTA CRUZ, California ---- The oily substance that disabled over 400 birds in Monterey Bay appears to be dissipating, naturally. Tentatively identified as a hydrogenated vegetable oil, the material is breaking-up in the surf.
  71. Monterey Bay Bird Incident - Update - Coast Guard Lab Identifies Substance as Vegetable Oil
    Monterey Bay Bird Incident - Update - Coast Guard Lab Identifies Substance as Vegetable Oil - SANTA CRUZ, California ---- The Unified Command at the State Department of Fish and Game's (DFG) Oiled Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center in Santa Cruz, California, received test results today from the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Laboratory in Groton, Connecticut.
  72. Monterey Bay Bird Incident - Update
    Monterey Bay Bird Incident - Update - Santa Cruz, California — Rescue work continues at the State Department of Fish and Game's (DFG) Oiled Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center, following the discovery of a sticky substance affecting near-shore birds in Monterey Bay, last Friday night. Over 400 distressed birds have been brought to the Center, most by volunteers, with the unknown material matting their feathers.
  73. Monterey Bay Bird Incident
    Monterey Bay Bird Incident - MONTEREY — The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) have taken the lead to rescue wildlife affected by a sticky substance in the waters of Monterey Bay. Birds in distress are being reported from as far south as Pacific Grove, and as far north as Año Nuevo State Park.
  74. DFG - Oiled Wildlife Care Network Releases Rehabilitated Birds Today
    Oiled Wildlife Care Network Releases Rehabilitated Birds - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE — Twelve birds impacted by the September 28 Point Pedernales oil spill will be released to the wild today, October 21, near where they were found, Department of Fish and Game (DFG) officials announced.
  75. The Wildlife Recovery Story from the Pt. Pedernales Oil Spill
    Wildlife Recovery Story from the Pt. Pedernales Oil Spill - Vandenberg Air Force Base--Located in an abandoned fire station a couple of miles from a beach impacted by the September 28 Point Pedernales oil spill, the Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) veterinarians and staff are very busy. When notified of the spill, OSPR activated its Oiled Wildlife Care Network, and sent its Veterinary Operations staff to the spill site to rescue as much wildlife oiled by the spill as possible.
  76. Barge and Truck Recovered from Delta Slough
    Barge and Truck Recovered from Delta Slough - Follow-up News Release The barge and truck with a tank-trailer that capsized into Three-Mile Slough at Brannan Island State Recreation Area, yesterday, have been removed from the water. California Department of Fish and Game wardens oversaw the operation, to ensure that the 4,850 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel in the sunken vessel, truck, and tank were kept from spilling into the Delta waterway.
  77. Barge and Truck Sinking in the Delta
    Barge and Truck Sinking in the Delta - The California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) and DFG Region 2 staff are responding to a vessel sinking and potential diesel and gasoline spill in Three Mile Slough, at Brannan Island State Recreation Area, in the southern-most part of Sacramento County.
  78. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images currently available
    Humboldt Bay Oil Spill-Update -- Images currently available - EUREKA -- Clean-up continues on the Humboldt Bay oil spill, with major concentration on shoreline operations and wildlife rescue. The number of live, oiled birds captured has increased to 337. Those, along with 185 dead birds, have been taken to the Marine Wildlife Care Center at Humboldt State University. A harbor seal carcass was retrieved from the spill area and the cause of death is being investigatid. About 75 people--including many volunteers-- are working long hours to save the birds at the center.
  79. Petroleum Spill in Milpitas
    Petroleum Spill in Milpitas - The State Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is responding to a diesel spill into Penitencia Creek in Milpitas. The quantity and cause of the spill are under investigation. A tractor-trailer truck punctured one of its fuel tanks, and released an unknown quantity into a storm drain at Watkins Motor Lines, Inc., in San Jose