About 20 workers from an Alameda environmental service company started to clean up Albany beach Sunday morning. They were in protective suits and wore two layers of gloves to reduce exposure to the toxic oil spill. Oil sludges on the beach were picked up, put into plastic bags and carried away by dumpsters. The beach had largely been cleaned-up by 2:00 pm. Sunday. The omnipresent tar splattered on rocks along Albany’s shoreline hasn’t been taken care of. And the Albany waterfront, including the Plateau, remains closed. Photo by Linjun Fan.