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Here’s What The Devastating 130,000-Gallon Oil Spill In Southern California Looks Like

By News Creatives Authors , in Business , at October 4, 2021


A large oil pipeline spill off the coast of Southern California first reported Saturday morning has wreaked havoc on the environment, killing birds and fish, contaminating wetlands and forcing the closures of a number of popular beaches.

Key Facts

The decades-old 17-mile pipeline owned by Houston-based Amplify Energy Corp. has discharged thousands of barrels worth of oil into the Pacific Ocean.

The cause of the breach is still unknown, but divers are working to locate the exact source of the spill, according to local officials, and there does not appear to be further leaking.

Kim Carr, the mayor of hard-hit Huntington Beach, described the incident as an “environmental catastrophe” this weekend.

Further Reading

‘Catastrophic’ California oil spill kills fish, damages wetlands” (Reuters)

California oil spill: Ecological losses feared in wetlands, marshes” (Los Angeles Times)

Massive California oil spill threatens wildlife and closes beaches” (CNN)

Crews race to limit damage from major California oil spill” (Associated Press)


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