Platform spills oil off coast
By Dec. 8, crews had cleaned up most of a 1,130-gallon oil spill six miles off the Carpinteria coast, state officials said. The spill from a drilling platform occurred in the same area as the 1969 spill that caused an ecological disaster.
Platform workers discovered oil had leaked from a finger-sized hole in a pump line, according to officials. The cause of the spill is still under investigation.