- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has conducted a test of strategies for responding to an oil spill near San Diego’s Mission Bay.

During Tuesday’s exercise, Office of Spill Prevention and Response personnel and other authorities stretched 800 feet of containment boom across the channel leading into the bay.

Environmental scientist Krie Wiese says the drill tests strategies in real-time conditions.

How well the boom works can be affected by tidal patterns, currents and weather conditions.

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