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Refugio Coast Oil Spill Cleanup

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Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill the (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Kristen Karnes (foreground) and Eric Simon with Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health use an UltraRAE, a handheld monitoring device, to get readings of Benzine Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Kristen Karnes and Eric Simon with Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health use an UltraRAE, a handheld monitoring device, to get readings of Benzine Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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California Department of Fish & Wildlife, Coast Guard, and cleanup crews plan the work ahead at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Cleanup workers fill bags with polluted sand at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Skimmer boats cleanup oil in the water off Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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UCSB oceanographer Libe Washburn came to see the effects that the wind and ocean currents had on the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Santa Barbara County Supervisor and Congressional hopeful Salud Carbajal speaks with the media during cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Media helicopters cover the cleanup at Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Several citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, filling buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

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Several citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, filling buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

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Buckets of oil cleaned off the shore just South of Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Kaleah Mesa has oil covered hands from doing cleanup work just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

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Josh, one of many citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, fills buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Deane Plaister with Surfrider, joined a dozen citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, fills buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

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Several citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, filling buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Deane Plaister with Surfrider, joined a dozen citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, fills buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Deane Plaister with Surfrider, joined a dozen citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, fills buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Josh, one of many citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, fills buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Josh, one of many citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, fills buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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IN THE THICK OF IT: Gaviota resident Josh fills bucket after bucket with oil. He and others said they’ve found pockets of crude east of the spill as the wind and the waves push the slick further down the coast. “We need to hold the line,” he said. Citing health concerns, officials are asking would-be volunteers to steer clear of the beaches and to call (877) 823-6926 if they spot any oiled animals.

Published on May 20, 2015

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Christina Guerrero (left) and her daughter Kaleah Mesa doing cleanup work just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

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Several citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, filling buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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South of Refugio State beach the day after the oil spill (May 20, 2015)

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Several citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, filling buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Several citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, filling buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Several citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, filling buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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Several citizens outraged by the response time of the oil spill cleanup and taking matters into their own hands, filling buckets just South of Refugio Beach (May 20, 2015)

Published on May 20, 2015

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