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Inspectors Find Ruptured California Pipeline Badly Corroded

92 04.06.2015 Инфо

Federal regulators say the pipeline that ruptured and caused the oil slick that covered a stretch of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on May 19, had corroded to 1/16th of an inch. The rupture sent 2,400 barrels of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean. Inspectors also noted that three repairs to the pipeline had been made due to external corrosion prior to the spill.