A major oil spill of size 13 square miles have been reported near orange county, California. The oil leak is suspected to coming from the underwater oil pipe for Elly Platform, which is reported to be quite aging structure. The expected leakage amount so far has been around 125,000 gallons. Though the leakage in the line was patched, the oil leak is still there and further attempts will be made to plug it.
The beach of Huntington and Newport has been affected. Clean up operation is under progress to remove oil being washed ashore with additional help of boats. Local wildlife and soil is reported to have suffered quite lot of damages as said by the locals. Elly Platofrm is operated by Beta Offshore, a division of independent oil company Amplify Energy Corporation.