Images released from California Oil Spill Newport Beach

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Images released from California Oil Spill Newport Beach

Postby WB Staff » Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:28 am

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A worker in protective suit cleans the contaminated beach after an oil spill in Newport Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021.
Ringo H.W. Chiu, AP

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – The company that owns a massive cargo ship that had drawn scrutiny in the offshore pipeline rupture that fouled miles of beaches and sensitive wetlands says its ship was not involved in the environmental calamity and has been cleared by investigators for any involvement.

Authorities say a ship's anchor may have dragged and ripped the pipeline, which spewed up to 144,000 gallons of oil last week into the Pacific Ocean about 5 miles from shore.

Full story, photos and video at USA TODAY: ... 024626001/

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