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California Pipeline Pulled Like ‘Bowstring,’ Coast Guard Says, As Oil Cleanup Continues

The pipeline’s owner alerted authorities about the oil spill off Huntington Beach Saturday. The first reports of a sheen and foul smell were called in Friday.

Cleanup crews and environmental authorities are racing to contain the devastation linked to a large oil spill off the Southern California coastline as new concerns emerge over how the leak was handled in the…

  • Nick Visser
  • HuffPost

The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that about 4,000 feet of the pipeline had been displaced on the ocean floor. Divers found a 13 inch split in the structure, although they didn’t identify a possible cause.

No oil was seen oozing from the pipeline at the time of investigation, which noted the…

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