CORRECTION: Coast Guard oversees shoreside pollution cleanup following mudslides in Santa Barbara County

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News Release  

January 12, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard 11th District PA Detachment LA/LB
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Coast Guard oversees shoreside pollution cleanup following mudslides in Santa Barbara County 



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SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is responding to pollution threats Thursday in addition to augmenting helicopter search and rescue operations following the mudslides in Santa Barbara, Carpenteria, and Montecito.

Crews from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Santa Barbara mobilized Thursday, focusing on the removal of hazardous materials and substances along the shoreline and beaches and preventing pollution from entering the waterways.

The Coast Guard also contracted Patriot Environmental Services to assist with the removal of various orphan hazardous material containers that were displaced due to the storm.

Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment and Patriot Environmental personnel covered eight miles of shoreline from Santa Barbara to Summerland removing hazardous substances. Members of both organizations were able to access areas that were affected by the mudslides using trucks and all-terrain vehicles.  


Additional Coast Guard footage can be seen below from Coast Guard helicopter crews who deployed from Forward Operating Base Point Mugu and Coast Guard Sector San Diego Tuesday as they assisted local authorities in saving or assisting 38 lives, and assisting 15 pets.