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Workers put in 12-hour days at Santa Barbara County oil cleanup site
Workers put in 12-hour days at Santa Barbara County oil cleanup site

Clad in white protective suits and yellow hard hats, the workers knelt below a jagged cliff-side, packing oil-saturated sand into plastic bags. Coin-sized tar balls and oil-stained kelp washed in with the waves at the once-pristine beach at El Capitan State Park as the sun baked workers cleaning the Santa Barbara coastline after last week's oil pipe rupture. About noon, Tony Fedota arrived in an all-terrain vehicle, weaving between large blackened boulders to bring water. "Please, please, please be honest with me," Fedota, a supervisor with Ponder Environmental Services, told half a dozen crew members as they unzipped their oil-stained protective suits. "Nobody is...

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