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Cymric oilfield site's oil and water seepage has now reached over 1 million gallons

Posted at 10:47 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 13:58:27-04

As crews cleanup the Cymric oilfield incident, north of McKittrick, the Department of Conservation has released an updated report stating that the oil and water spill has now reached over a million gallons.

According to the report, on Monday Chevron notified the Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources of two additional flow locations which are "flowing intermittently, and the fluids are contained in the same streambed."

The updated information stated that there are currently 24,555 barrels and 1,031,310 gallons of oil and water flowing.

The department's report was released on Wednesday which is the same day Governor Gavin Newsom toured the Cymric Oil Field site, where Chevron officials said more than 900,000 gallons of oil and water flowed to the surface following a spill that took place back in May.

“I saw progress in the right direction I saw the mitigation now that clean up is beginning it looks like things are subsiding,” Govenor Gavin Newsom told 23ABC.

You can view the California Department of Conservation incident report and fact sheet below: