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Small oil spill fouls Ventura County beach

Crews worked Tuesday to clean up an oil spill that has fouled 1/4 mile of coastline north of Ventura.

A camper reported seeing gallons of oil washing up along the shore of Faria Beach near the Rincon Parkway campground about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, said Ventura County Fire Capt. Ron Oatman.

Responders traced the crude to a pipeline maintained by Vintage Petroleum and cut off the flow of oil. The company told authorities it had fixed a small oil line that ruptured in a landslide Monday, and was under the impression that no oil had been released.

Oatman estimated about a barrel of oil -- 42 gallons -- made its way to the ocean and produced a slick along the coastline.

The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Game are helping with the cleanup. No wildlife has been reported harmed by the spill.


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What is a 'small' oil spill? What is a 'medium' size spill? What is a 'large' size spill? Is the Gulf spill like a 'Super-Size' spill?

You know when the grasses, animals, fish and other living creatures are destroyed in a part of the ocean it can take over a hundred years for anything to come back. In 1621 when my family arrived in North America the forests were filled with fowl and game and the oceans, rivers and lakes were filled to brimming with fish.

Now Californians are importing frozen lobster from Communist China. See that writing on the wall?

Yes Vintage has conrtol with Haliburton in Prudhoe Bay Al. what B P has sold and guess who owns Vintage? OXY CHEM !

Now that Vintage has purchased B P s part in Prudhoe Bay Al.
They covered up another spill in AL. and all the maintenance records?
Daddy OXY CHEM will come to the rescue,
Oh ya, Haliberton ,check the records Vintage.


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