Pipeline rupture leaks oil on Santa Barbara beaches

May 19, 2015 11:05 PM

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Emergency officials and ExxonMobil were responding Tuesday afternoon to a ruptured pipeline that was leaking several barrels of crude oil into the ocean off the Santa Barbara County coast, authorities said.

By 3:45 p.m., the leak had left a four-mile-long sheen of oil extending about 50 yards into the waters along Refugio State Beach in Goleta, said U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Andrea Anderson.

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