Massive Santa Barbara oil spill still impacts U.S. 50 years later


Capping of the Becker well, February 27, 2018, Summerland beach, California. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Union Oil spill in Santa Barbara, which began with a blowout on an offshore drilling platform on Jan. 28, 1969.

This Photos from the Vault column by Tribune photographer David Middlecamp was originally published on July 20, 2008…

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