Mysterious oily substance on beach surrounded by restaurants eh?
Cleanup has begun at McAbee Beach in Monterey after an oily substance was found in the sand in February. Crews were removing contaminated sediment Tuesday from the area near Cannery Row where they discovered the petroleum substance, according to the Monterey County Health Department.
The substance is leaking from the foundation of an old building on the beach, but the source of the substance is still unknown.
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Up from the ground comes a bubblin’ crude.
As a safety precaution, the city of Monterey on Thursday closed McAbee Beach due to what was described as a small amount of a petroleum-like substance that had been discovered in the area of the beach.
The substance will be tested to determine exactly what it is and its origin, according to a press release issued by the city. The city is acting on the recommendation of the Monterey County Health Department to close the beach. The leak was described as “minor” and confined to the remnants of a cement foundation of a former building located on the site. The beach will remain closed until further notice.
Nature Closes Beach