California oil spill pipeline left to rust paper-thin

Guardian: An oil pipeline that ruptured and spilled an estimated 383,000 litres (101,000 gallons) of crude near Santa Barbara in May had been allowed to corrode to a tiny fraction of its original thickness, federal regulators have said. The preliminary findings released on Wednesday by the federal pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration point to a possible cause of the 19 May spill that blackened popular beaches and created a 14.5km (nine mile) slick in the Pacific Ocean. The agency said......

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