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Response time questioned in Southern California oil spill

20 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

By AMY TAXIN and CHRISTOPHER WEBER
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Some residents, business owners and environmentalists questioned whether authorities reacted quickly enough to contain one of the largest oil spills in recent California history, caused by a suspected leak in an underwater pipeline that fouled the sands of famed Huntington Beach and could keep the beaches there closed for weeks or longer.
Booms were deployed on the ocean surface Sunday to try to contain the oil while divers sought to determine where and why the leak occurred. On land, there was a race to find animals harmed by...
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