CYMRIC OIL FIELD INCIDENT UPDATE 7/26/19

Cleanup operations have been ongoing and will continue this weekend at the site of a surface expression of water and oil at the Cymric Oil Field in Kern County.

Pumps have been used to recover fluid and excavators are working to remove solids created by mixing dirt with the fluid.

At this time, a total of 25,260 barrels (1,060,920 gallons) of fluid (oil and water) have been recovered from the site.

Fluid continues to be released from one section of the site, which is removed by pumps.

The Unified Command approved an incident action plan for the next week, which includes strategies for cleanup and ongoing environmental assessments.

No visibly oiled wildlife have been observed or reported to date, and no impacts to drinking water supplies are anticipated, according to the State Water Resources Control Board.

Wildlife Operations staff have developed enhanced avoidance and minimization measures to ensure enhanced protection of wildlife as cleanup operations evolve and expand.

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