California Department of Fish and Wildlife

1996 News Releases

  1. Release #1 - JET FUEL SPILL CLOSES MARINA, AFFECTS WILDLIFE
    JET FUEL SPILL CLOSES MARINA, AFFECTS WILDLIFE - SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The San Diego Bay Yacht Club marina has been closed as a result of an estimated 350-500 gallons of JP-5 fuel (jet fuel) spilled into the
  2. Release #2 - JET FUEL SPILL CLOSES MARINA, AFFECTS WILDLIFE
    JET FUEL SPILL CLOSES MARINA, AFFECTS WILDLIFE - SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The San Diego Bay Yacht Club marina has been closed as a result of an estimated 350-500 gallons of JP-5 fuel (jet fuel) spilled into the Shelter Island Yacht Basin from a eak in a U.S. Navy underground pipeline on March 7, 1996.
  3. Media Advisory - Ground-Breaking Ceremony in Santa Cruz
    Media Advisory - Ground-Breaking Ceremony in Santa Cruz - The California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response OSPR) will host a ground-breaking ceremony at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Long Marine Laboratory, Friday, May 31, at 10:00 A.M., to begin construction of the Oiled Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center.
  4. Point Reyes 3 - North Coast Oil Identified
    Point Reyes 3 - North Coast Oil Identified - Preliminary results from the State Department of Fish and Game's petroleum chemistry ab indicates that the oil "tar-patties" that washed onto California's north coast, last week, are most likely bunker fuel. "Bunker" is a very heavy fuel oil used by large ships.
  5. Point Reyes 2- North Coast Oil Spill Investigation Continues
    Point Reyes 2 - North Coast Oil Spill Investigation Continues - The State Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) continues to investigate the oil "tar-patties" that have been washing onto California's north coast, this week. The source of the oil is still unknown.
  6. Point Reyes 1- Tarballs Washing Onto North Coast
    Tarballs Washing Onto North Coast - The State Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is investigating fresh oil "tar-patties" — ranging in size from one to twelve inches — that have washed onto California's north coast, from Point Reyes to Cape Mendocino, north of Fort Bragg.
  7. Tugboat Fuel Spill in Napa River
    Tugboat Fuel Spill in Napa River - The California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is responding to a spill of diesel fuel and lube oil in the Napa River, about three miles north of Highway 37. The river flows into San Pablo Bay.
  8. Media Advisory: OIL SPILL RESPONSE EXERCISE
    Media Advisory: OIL SPILL RESPONSE EXERCISE - News media are invited to attend an oil industry-led "table-top" oil spill response exercise. Day one will feature presentations and demonstrations addressing wildlife risk analysis and the establishment of a volunteer operations center for oil spill response. Pete Bontadelli, Administrator of the Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response, will open the program with an overview detailing state, local, and federal government goals for the drill
  9. Oil Spill Exercise in Monterey
    Oil Spill Exercise in Monterey - San Francisco — Shortly after sunrise on August 8, oil spill prevention and response experts from around the state will be put to the test as they attempt to contain an imaginary spill located just off California's central coast.
  10. GASOLINE SPILL NEAR DEER CREEK
    GASOLINE SPILL NEAR DEER CREEK - CHICO, Calif. -- The Department of Fish and Game responded to a gasoline spill that occurred off Highway 32 near Windy Cut, around 1 p.m. on May 20, 1996.
  11. EXXON PLATFORM "HERITAGE" SPILL #3
    EXXON PLATFORM "HERITAGE" SPILL #3 - NEW INFO: Activity is winding down on the clean-up efforts, as the spill was contained quickly after it occurred.
  12. EXXON PLATFORM "HERITAGE" SPILL #2
    EXXON PLATFORM "HERITAGE" SPILL #2 - NEW INFO: Two more oil slicks have been discovered, at the leading (west) edge of the slicks already identified. These two are estimated to consist of about 25 barrels of oil, bringing the total spill to an estimated 50 barrels.
  13. EXXON PLATFORM "HERITAGE" SPILL #1
    Oil spill from Exxon platform "Heritage." #1 - RESPONSE: OSPR has deployed one Warden, one Captain, one Biologist, one Oil Spill Prevention Specialist, and an aerial wildlife survey team to the spill site. A command post has been established at Exxon's Thousand Oaks facility.
  14. UC Santa Cruz Oiled Wildlife Center Ground-breaking
    Oiled Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center - The California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) joins the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and the State Department of General Services, Friday morning, to host a ground-breaking ceremony for the State's Oiled Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center (Center). The 10:00 A.M. event, May 31, will take place near the Long Marine Laboratory, at 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz.
  15. EMERGENCY ACTION TAKEN IN GUADALUPE TO PREVENT OIL RELEASE
    Guadalupe Emergency Action Taken - GUADALUPE, Calif.-- The State Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency authorized the breach of the mouth of the Santa Maria river to prevent the release of diluent, an oil product, into the ocean and to prevent an imminent threat to marine waters.
  16. Cape Mohican Spill Update #2, 10/31/1996
    Cape Mohican Spill Update #2: 10/31/1996 - MEDIA: Attention continues, especially from Bay Area locations. A Joint Information Center has been established in the Pacific Strike Team Command Trailer at Pier 40 (visible from the Embarcadero). Joint Information Center phone nubers are: 415-518-8422 and 415-999-1510.
  17. Cape Mohican Spill Update #8, 11/8/1996
    Cape Mohican Spill Update #8: 11/5/1996 - This will be the last update on this incident prepared for general distribution. Individual agencies needing additional information may contact OSPR at 916-445-9338.
  18. Cape Mohican Spill Update #7, 11/5/1996
    Cape Mohican Spill Update #7: 11/5/1996 - The estimated amount originally reported by the facility has not been changed. 81,000 gallons of fuel oil were spilled, most of which was contained in the dry dock. Approximately 8,400 gallons escaped into the Bay
  19. Cape Mohican Spill Update #5, 11/2/1996
    Cape Mohican Spill Update #5: 11/2/1996 - There are crews involved in shoreline clean-up operations at Baker, China, and Ocean Beaches as well as Crissy Field. California Conservation Corps members have been deployed to Angel Island for shore clean-up of effective beaches
  20. Cape Mohican Spill Update #4, 11/1/1996
    Cape Mohican Spill Update #4: 11/1/1996 - The amount originally reported has not been amended; approximately 81,000 gallons of bunker Intermediate Fuel Oil (IFO) 180 was spilled into San Francisco Drydock (Pier 70) on October 28, 1996. An estimated 8,400 gallons escaped into the Bay.
  21. Cape Mohican Spill Update: #1
    Cape Mohican Spill Update: 10/29/1996 - Some of oil escaped initial containment boom, last night. Changing tides have swept the slick north and south, between approximately Hunter’s Point and the San Francisco Ferry Terminal.
  22. Los Cerritos #2 - Long Beach Pipeline Break
    Los Cerritos Channel Oil Spill - Long Beach, CA — Approximately 200 barrels of crude oil spilled into Los Cerritos Channel, at 6:10 am, when an ARCO pipeline broke, near the intersection of Spring Street and Clark Avenue. The California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) has responded by dispatching Wardens, wildlife biologists, and Oil Spill Prevention Specialists to the site, and has established, along with the Coast Guard, an Incident Command Center. The oil flow has been stopped, but the cause of the pipeline break is unknown at this time.
  23. Los Cerritos #1 - Long Beach Pipeline Break Threatens Wildlife
    Los Cerritos Channel, Long Beach Pipeline Break - Long Beach, CA ---- Approximately 200 barrels of heavy crude or heating oil spilled into Los Cerritos Channel, at approximately 6:10 am, when an oil pipeline broke, near the intersection of Spring Street and Clark Avenue. The California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) has responded by dispatching Fish and Game Wardens, wildlife biologists, and Oil Spill Prevention Specialists to the site, and establishing ---- with the Coast Guard ---- an Incident Command Center. The cause of the pipeline break is unknown at this time
  24. Los Cerritos Channel Long Beach Pipeline Break
    Los Cerritos Channel, Long Beach Pipeline Break - Long Beach, CA ---- Approximately 450 barrels of crude oil spilled into Los Cerritos Channel, at 6:10 am, when a pipeline operated by ARCO ruptured, near the intersection of Spring Street and Clark Avenue.
  25. 200 bbl Spill 7/29/1996
    NR 200 barrels of a crude oil product spilled into Los Cerritos Channel -
  26. Long Beach Pipeline Break, 7/29/1996
    NR 450 barrels of crude oil spilled into Los Cerritos Channel -
  27. Long Beach Pipeline Break Threatens Wildlife, 7/29/1996
    NR 200 barrels of a crude oil product spilled into Los Cerritos Channel -
  28. Long Beach Pipeline Break Threatens Wildlife, 7/29/1996
    NR 200 barrels of a crude oil product spilled into Los Cerritos Channel -
  29. Long Beach Pipeline Break, 7/29/1996
    NR 200 barrels of a crude oil product spilled into Los Cerritos Channel -
  30. Cape Mohican Spill Update, 10/31/1996
    NR Vessel Cape Mohican Spilled fuel oil in San Francisco near Pier 70. -
  31. Cape Mohican Spill Update, 10/29/1996
    NR Vessel Cape Mohican Spilled fuel oil in San Francisco near Pier 70. -
  32. Cape Mohican Spill Update, 11/1/1996
    NR Vessel Cape Mohican Spilled fuel oil in San Francisco near Pier 70. -
  33. Cape Mohican Spill Update, 11/2/1996
    NR Vessel Cape Mohican Spilled fuel oil in San Francisco near Pier 70. -
  34. Cape Mohican Spill Update, 11/5/2006
    NR Vessel Cape Mohican Spilled fuel oil in San Francisco near Pier 70. -
  35. Cape Mohican Spill Update, 11/8/1996
    NR Vessel Cape Mohican Spilled fuel oil in San Francisco near Pier 70. -
  36. Oiled Wildlife Center Ground-Breaking, 5/30/1996
    NR Ground breaking ceremony for the State's Oiled Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center -