Incident Photo of The Week: Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Mike Schuler
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December 12, 2008

This weeks incident photo comes from Sunday’s oil spill six miles offshore from Carpinteria in the Santa Barbara Channel.  With an estimated 1,400 gallons of oil leaked into the water, environmental damage was relatively light due to favorable wind conditions and the leak never made landfall.  As of now, most all the oil is cleaned up.

What really raises concerns in this incident is the fact that the oil leaked from the same platform (Platform A) that caused the January 1969 oil spill where over 1 million gallons of oil leaked into the channel.

More information on this incident can be found HERE.

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