A leaking pipeline at an oil platform off of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach in Southern California has sent an estimated 3000 barrels of oil into the Pacific Ocean and onto shore, causing a “potential ‘ecological disaster'” in the area:

This translates into 126,000 gallons of oil:

But, to put things in perspective, we’re luckily not talking about a lot of oil:

And as of Sunday night the pipeline is no longer leaking:

Map of the area:

GOP Rep. Michelle Steel is asking President Biden to issue a major disaster declaration for Orange County:

Cleanup is underway:

But the popular Pacific Airshow was canceled on Sunday because of the spill:

Videos of the damage:



Tags: oil spill