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Southern California oil spill threatens wildlife

Article and graphic by Rubi Melo As October began, surfers, tourists and other beachgoers were told to stay far away from the beaches along the coast of southern California. The Coast Guard and other officials proclaimed the beaches unsafe due to a major oil spill, five miles out from Huntington Beach, near Orange County. The oil spill was caused by a crack in an oil pipeline owned by Amplify Energy. An estimated 25,000 to 132,000 gallons of oil spilled into the ocean from the ruptured pipeline. By October 10th, 5,500 gallons

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