$1-million settlement approved in Huntington Beach oil spill

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The Orange County Board of Supervisors has accepted a nearly $1-million settlement to cover the costs of cleaning up an Oct. 2 oil spill in Huntington Beach.

In a 4-1 vote Wednesday, the supervisors voted to accept a $956,352 payout from Amplify Energy, the company that owned the oil rig that spilled over 25,000 gallons of crude oil into the waters at Huntington Beach last year.

Supervisor Katrina Foley said the settlement was a “win for the taxpayers.”

“We are grateful that we got it resolved in a fairly short order and got the county reimbursed for every dollar expended, including attorney’s fees and costs,” Foley told The Times. “I’m happy with the outcome.”

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