Oil Pipeline Spills About 21K Gallons off California Coast

Posted In News, Pollution
May
19

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Santa Barbara coast, pristine. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care

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An estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil dumped into the ocean from a broken pipeline just off the central California coast before it was shut off on Tuesday, creating a spill stretching about 4 miles along the beach, the U.S. Coast Guard said…

Read Full Article, ABC News
An estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil dumped into the ocean from a broken pipeline just off the central California coast before it was shut off on Tuesday, creating a spill stretching about 4 miles along the beach, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Big Oil Spill Along Refugio Coast, Santa Barbara Independent
Lt. Jonathan McCormick with the U.S. Coast Guard said an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil spilled into the ocean. That estimate comes from Plains All American Pipeline. An independent assessment has not yet been completed, he said, and it’s unknown how many gallons of crude remain on land and along the shoreline. A sheen of oil approximately four miles long and 50-100 yards wide extends south from the spill site north of Refugio State Beach. Land and ocean cleanup crews are currently working to mop up the mess…

Oil spills off California coast after pipeline ruptures, CNN News
An oil spill in California on Tuesday created a slick in the ocean that stretched for miles near a popular beach…

The 1969 Oil Spill, That Sparked The Environmental Movement and Creation Of The EPA, Univesity of Santa Barbara

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