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  • 1,000 gallons of sewage spill into ocean at Avila Beach

    April 29, 2011 6:23 PM

    The Port San Luis Harbor District says 1,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean at Avila Beach after a pressure main leaked. It happened around 11:00a.m. Friday near Avila Beach Drive and Ana Bay Road. Officials say a leaking pressure main under the roadway sent sewage into a... more »
  • Greka to pay steep fine to local water board

    May 25, 2010 1:49 AM

    The Central Coast Water Board is getting a big payout from Greka Oil and Gas. The board agreed to accept Greka's $400,000 settlement for violating cleanup requirements for oily dirt. The company must also dispose of 70,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil, or risk paying the board more than... more »
  • Board of Supervisors turns attention to onshore drilling

    May 11, 2010 2:04 PM

    Since the start of the year, onshore oil facilities have spilled nearly 300 gallons of crude oil in Santa Barbara County, according to the most recent county report. In 2009, 15 separate onshore oil facilities leaked more than 3600 gallons of crude oil, according to the county's fire prevention... more »
  • Crews depart with giant box to help Gulf oil leak

    May 5, 2010 8:22 PM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - A ship carrying a 100-ton containment box is heading to an oil leak site in the Gulf of Mexico to try to cover the flow of crude and funnel it to a tanker. The captain said the ship was on its way early Wednesday evening... more »
  • Beaches cleared after 2 sewage spills this week

    January 14, 2010 5:33 PM

    Results are in from water tests at two area beaches, after sewage spills plagued the areas earlier this week. The water has been tested at both Avila and Oceano beaches, and both tests came back clear. All warnings have been lifted, and the water is now considered safe... more »
  • Hazmat crew called out for a diesel fuel spill in Goleta

    January 8, 2010 5:32 PM

    Approximately 200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at the the job site for the Goleta Valley Hospital, according to a spokesperson for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The site is located at the intersection of Hollister and Patterson in Goleta. Fire crews and a Hazmat unit were called... more »

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