July 2015, Vol. 242, No. 7

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California Oil Spill Cleanup Cost Reaches $62 Million

GOLETA, CA — The cost of cleaning up the oil spill that fouled beaches last month on the California coast has reached $62 million so far, pipeline company Plains All American Pipeline said Wednesday. Costs are running at $3 million a day, and there is no timetable for when the cleanup will be complete, the company’s on-scene coordinator, Patrick Hodgins, told The Associated Press. The Plains All American is responsible for footing the bill after a pipeline break near Santa Barbara forced the closure of two state beaches and prompted a fishing ban in the area. Hodgins said the pipeline operator is not focused on the money. “The responsibility here is to get it cleaned up

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