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Refugio Oil Spill Aerial and On Site Visit

Aerial and onsite photos of the Plains All American Pipeline oil spill

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Underneath this dark patch with faintly visible fissures is where the Plains All America oil forced it's way to the surface following a break in the line but on Day four has yet to be uncovered while workers secure the pipeline. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Eric Peterson (left) and Supervisor Peter Adam talk at the site of the Plains All American oil on the North side of Highway 101 by Refugio Beach. Underneath this dark patch is the broken pipe that has yet to be uncovered while workers secure the line. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Santa Barbara County Supervisors Peter Adam, Doreen Farr and County Fire Chief Eric Peterson tour the Plains All American oil spill site origin on the North side of Highway 101 by Refugio Beach. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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The site of the Plains All American spill origin where oil and polluted soil have been removed. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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The site of the Plains All American spill origin where oil and polluted soil have been removed. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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The site of the Plains All American oil spill origin on the North side of Highway 101 by Refugio Beach. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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The site of the Plains All American oil spill origin on the North side of Highway 101 by Refugio Beach. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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A DOT Federal Investigator (left) and a Plains All American employee watch workers at an exposed section of pipeline near the break being worked on before the actual section of the break can be exposed. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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An exposed section of Plains All American pipeline near the break is worked on before the actual section of the break can be exposed. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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An exposed section of Plains All American pipeline near the break is worked on before the actual section of the break can be exposed. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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An exposed section of Plains All American pipeline near the break is worked on before the actual section of the break can be exposed. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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DOT personal talk with Santa Barbara County Supervisor Doreen Farr (center) and Fire Chief Eric Peterson (right) tour the Plains All American oil spill site origin on the North side of Highway 101 by Refugio Beach. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Department of Transportation personal talk with Santa Barbara County Supervisors at the Plains All American oil spill site origin on the North side of Highway 101 by Refugio Beach. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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DOT and Plains All American personal talk with Santa Barbara County Supervisors Peter Adam,(2nd from right) Doreen Farr (right) at the oil spill site origin on the North side of Highway 101 by Refugio Beach. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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The site of the Plains All American oil spill origin on the North side of Highway 101 by Refugio Beach. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Santa Barbara County Supervisors Peter Adam, Doreen Farr and County Fire Chief Eric Peterson tour the Plains All American oil spill site origin on the North side of Highway 101 by Refugio Beach. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Santa Barbara County Supervisors Peter Adam, Doreen Farr and County Fire Chief Eric Peterson tour the Plains All American oil spill site origin on the North side of Highway 101 by Refugio Beach. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo of the Gaviota coast cleanup following the Plains All American oil spill. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Published on May 22, 2015

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On Day 4 post-spill, the site of the broken crude pipeline at Refugio held dozens of bins of contaminated soil.

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo of the Gaviota coast cleanup following the Plains All American oil spill. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo of the Plains All American oil spill where it poured down the bluffs to the ocean. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo of the Plains All American oil spill origin on land (top center, enlarged top right) and estimated underground path to the point where it spilled down the bluffs to the ocean. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo of the Plains All American oil spill where it poured down the bluffs to the ocean. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo of the Gaviota coast cleanup following the Plains All American oil spill. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo of the Gaviota coast cleanup following the Plains All American oil spill. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo of the Gaviota coast cleanup following the Plains All American oil spill. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo of the Gaviota coast cleanup following the Plains All American oil spill. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo of the Gaviota coast cleanup following the Plains All American oil spill. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo El Capitan State Park. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo El Capitan State Park. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo Refugio State Beach. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo Refugio State Beach. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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Aerial photo Refugio State Beach. (May 22, 2015)

Published on May 22, 2015

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