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

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…

Read Full Article; SLO Tribune (01-25-2019)

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