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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 cleanup contractors to Hollywood, McGrath and San Buenaventura beaches in Ventura County, though federal authorities have not confirmed whether the oil there is from the spill. "Until we know more, we will act as if it is related to our incident," said Rick McMichael, senior director of operations at Plains All American Pipeline, which operates the pipeline. Oil has spread several miles up and down the coast since the...

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