Refugio State Beach
Officials Friday announced plans to reopen Refugio State Beach following a massive oil spill that occurred near Santa Barbara.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is allowing fishing to resume across 138 square miles of water off the Santa Barbara coast that was closed following last month’s huge oil spill.
The painstaking task at Refugio State Beach marks a new front in the cleanup after an underground pipeline leaked last month and released up to 101,000 gallons of oil, about 21,000 gallons of which flowed into a storm drain, sullied the beach and washed out to sea.
New photos released Tuesday show the extensive corrosion on an oil pipe that ruptured, spilling more than 100,000 gallons of oil into the waters off Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara.
KCAL9’s Dave Bryan went into the lab – a virtual CSI for tar balls – as investigators tried to come up with answers.
Two weeks before an oil pipeline rupture spilled over 100,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, a test was run that would reveal serious wear in that stretch of corroded pipe.
Two weeks after the the Refugio spill, and terrified pelicans are still Coming into the Oiled Bird Care and Education Center in San Pedro, Where every eye duct every feather and every pouch is gingerly washed.
Officials have put a call out for volunteers to help clean up an oil spill along a stretch of pristine beach in Santa Barbara County.
Authorities Tuesday will begin removing the pipeline that burst in Santa Barbara County and leaked thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean.
One it cleans out, the process of repairing the pipeline begins.
It was also announced on Friday that two popular beaches normally crowded on a Memorial Day weekend would be closed.
The Santa Barbara County District Attorney confirmed Wednesday her office was investigating the large oil spill along the coast of Central California.
Authorities say a 24-inch underground pipeline ruptured Tuesday spilling thousands of gallons of oil off the Santa Barbara coastline.
Authorities say a passenger train struck people taking photos on a trestle on the California coast and one person was killed and two others were injured.
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