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Up to 210K gallons of oil spills from Calif. pipeline

Associated Press

Ventura, Calif. — Authorities are responding after a Southern California pipeline spilled up to 210,000 gallons of crude oil.

Ventura Fire Department spokeswoman Kelly Flanders says a pumphouse operating the line has been shut down Thursday and firefighters are trying to prevent the oil from flowing down a gully to a beach in Ventura County.

The spill comes 13 months after a coastal pipeline about 55 miles to the west in Santa Barbara County leaked more than 120,000 gallons of oil, some of which flowed into the ocean and created a slick that killed birds and sea lions.

That pipeline, owned by Plains All American Pipeline, was found to have been corroded.