Major Oil Spill Hits California Shoreline

California Struck With Massive Oil Spill from Broken Pipeline



A leak from an offshore rig across has caused a six-mile-wide oil slick across the Orange County coastline this past weekend, causing beaches to close and even cancelling an air show. The leak likely started on Friday, when workers detected strong odors. And, by early Sunday morning, dead fish and birds covered in oil were already washing shore.

According to Huntington Beach city officials, “The spill has significantly affected Huntington Beach, with substantial ecological impacts occurring at the beach and at the Huntington Beach Wetlands.”

The leak originated from a broken pipeline…


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