Diagnostic work continues on wells in vicinity of a surface expression of oil and water in Kern County, in search of the cause of the expression.
At this time, cleanup efforts in one section of the site are limited pending completion of the diagnostic work. In the meantime, solid and liquids continue to be taken to disposal for handling.
OSPR scientists are continuing daily operations to deter wildlife from the site. To date, one bird, a lesser nighthawk was discovered oiled and did not survive.
These photos from last week show cleanup progress at the site. The first one is a drone composite map of more than 800 individual photos, taken 200 feet above. The second photo shows the yet to be cleaned section, and the site of an expression.