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  • Chemical Leak At St. Mary's Hospital Contained

    A chemical leak in a lab at St. Mary's Hospital has been contained, a hospital spokeswoman said.
  • Oil spill cleanup extends to Ventura County

    Oil spill cleanup extends to Ventura County
    The cleanup response to the oil spill that fouled miles of beaches along the Santa Barbara County coast will now extend to Ventura County, where tar balls have been spotted on beaches, officials said Friday. The pipeline's owners said it will dispatch...

    Environmental group collects tar balls in effort to identify source

    Ariadne Reynolds and Brian Stirling peered through binoculars, scanning Manhattan Beach for signs of oil or tar balls from aboard a 21-foot, open-deck motorboat. Other than sometimes catching a whiff of oil, they had yet to find anything. Until —...

    Timeline of the California oil spill and response

    On May 19, an underground pipeline on California's Central Coast leaked up to 101,000 gallons of crude oil. It fouled nearby beaches, and an estimated 21,000 gallons flowed into the ocean. It was the worst spill in the area since a platform blowout in...

    Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

    Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby...