Beaches in the southern California city of Huntington Beach reopened on Monday October 11th. They had been shut because of an oil spill last week, caused by a ruptured pipeline underwater.
Water quality testing had shown no detectable amounts of oil associated toxins in ocean water, officials from the city and California State Parks said.
Authorities will test the water for at least the next two weeks to monitor for toxins, a statement from the authorities said.
While Huntington Beach advertises itself as “Surf City USA”, it is also one of the few points in Southern California from where beachgoers can see oil platforms out in the Pacific Ocean.