Refugio State Beach Closed After Shark BiteRefugio State Beach could reopen later Friday after a shark attack.
Feds: Pipeline Company Failed To Detect California Oil SpillAn oil pipeline company responsible for a massive spill on the California coast a year ago didn't do enough to prevent corrosion and its operators didn't detect and react to the spill quickly enough, federal regulators said.
Officials Announce Plans To Reopen Refugio State Beach After Oil SpillOfficials Friday announced plans to reopen Refugio State Beach following a massive oil spill that occurred near Santa Barbara.
Fishing Resumes In Waters Fouled By Oil SpillThe 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.
Workers Clean Up Oil Spill On California Beaches By HandThe 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 Show Extent Of Corrosion In Pipeline That Ruptured In Santa Barbara CountyNew 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.
Only On 9: Lab Working To Find Out Source Of Mysterious Tar BallsKCAL9’s Dave Bryan went into the lab – a virtual CSI for tar balls – as investigators tried to come up with answers.
Tests Of Ruptured Oil Pipe Failed To Detect Major CorrosionTwo 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.
Race To Save Wildlife Continues After Refugio State Beach Oil SpillTwo 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.
Volunteers Sought To Help Clean Up Santa Barbara-Area Beaches Fouled By Oil SpillOfficials have put a call out for volunteers to help clean up an oil spill along a stretch of pristine beach in Santa Barbara County.
Ruptured Oil Pipeline In Santa Barbara To Be Removed, Volunteers Requested To Help Clean UpAuthorities Tuesday will begin removing the pipeline that burst in Santa Barbara County and leaked thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean.
Officials Say It Could Take Months To Cleanup Oil Spill At Santa BarbaraOne it cleans out, the process of repairing the pipeline begins.
Federal Regulators Say Oil Pipeline Owner Will Have To Pass Series Of Tests Before RestartingIt was also announced on Friday that two popular beaches normally crowded on a Memorial Day weekend would be closed.
Santa Barbara DA's Office Investigating 'Potentially Criminal Statutes' After Oil SpillThe Santa Barbara County District Attorney confirmed Wednesday her office was investigating the large oil spill along the coast of Central California.
Ruptured Pipeline Leads To Spill Of Thousands Of Gallons Of Oil Off Refugio State BeachAuthorities say a 24-inch underground pipeline ruptured Tuesday spilling thousands of gallons of oil off the Santa Barbara coastline.