California oil spill cause probed; storm threatens cleanup

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By Daniel Trotta HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) -Federal and state investigators on Monday were focusing on a 41-year-old pipeline as the likely source of an oil spill that killed wildlife and fouled the coast of southern California, and an approaching storm threatened cleanup efforts. The weekend spill sent 3,000 barrels of crude oil (126,000 gallons) into the Pacific Ocean. Authorities identified the line as the San Pedro Bay Pipeline that connects an offshore oil production platform to a site in Eureka, California. Huntington Beach, about 40 miles (65 km) south of Los Angeles, was hit h…

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