California oil spill pipeline opened, dragged along ocean floor, authorities say – .

California oil spill pipeline opened, dragged along ocean floor, authorities say – .


The pipeline that spilled more than 550,000 liters of oil into the water off Southern California was split and apparently dragged along the ocean floor, state officials said.

U.S. Coast Guard Captain Rebecca Ore said Tuesday that divers had determined that about 1219 meters of the pipeline had been “laterally displaced” by about 32 meters. She did not say what could have caused the displacement.

Officials said Monday they are examining whether a ship’s anchor may have caused the oil spill that was first spotted Saturday morning and tainted beaches in Orange County. There was no confirmation on Tuesday that the leak was caused by an anchor.

<p>Le pipeline, exploité par Beta Offshore, une filiale d'Amplify Energy Corporation, basée à Houston, avait une entaille de 13 pouces, a déclaré Ore.</p>  <p>Depuis samedi matin, environ 572 800 litres de pétrole, soit 3 000 barils, se sont échappés, formant une nappe dans l'océan qui couvrait une superficie d'environ 20 kilomètres carrés, selon le maire de Huntington Beach, Kim Carr.</p>  <p>La nappe affecte Huntington Beach, une ville située à environ 65 kilomètres au sud de Los Angeles, ainsi que la plage voisine de Newport.</p>  <p><em><strong>REGARDER |  Les responsables californiens décrivent les effets d'une marée noire massive :</strong></em></p>  <div><span><span class="mediaEmbed"><div class="player-placeholder-ui-container  "><div class="player-placeholder-video-ui" title="Massive oil spill washes up on California shores" role="button" tabindex="0"><div class="player-placeholder-ui  "><div class="video-item video-card-overlay " aria-labelledby="1957950019785-metadata-" title="Massive oil spill washes up on California shores"><div class="thumbnail-wrapper"><div class="thumbnail-container"><img   src=";*,*&downsize=510px:* 510w".jpeg" alt="" class="thumbnail" loading="lazy"/></div></div><div class="video-card-overlay-container"><div class="video-info-container"><h3 class="video-item-title">Une énorme marée noire s'est échouée sur les côtes californiennes</h3></div></div></div></div></div></div><span class="media-caption">L'équivalent de près de 3 000 barils de pétrole échoués sur la côte californienne au sud de Los Angeles.<!-- --> <!-- -->1:40</span></span></span></div></span></div>


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