Oil Spill in California: What Caused the Dumping of 144,000 Gallons of Oil into the Ocean
The wilderness and beaches of the California coast are threatened by the oil spill. The authorities were able to identify the source of this environmental disaster. A 13-inch fracture occurred in the pipe at the 4,000-foot section, which was the source of the discharge of crude oil – about 144,000 gallons.
According to preliminary reports, the anchor of the vessel could be the reason for the oil spill. At the moment, the authorities are establishing whether there was any vessel at the time of the fracture. California has a leadership role in protecting the environment by phasing out fossil fuels, so the public is extremely concerned and eager for answers. The authorities are reconstructing the incident scenario minute by minute to determine the number of potential victims. If we compare the release of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, then the volume of the current disaster is much lower. However, the dead fauna of California has washed ashore, which indicates the harm to the environment.
This catastrophe has only exacerbated the climate crisis and its consequences are only growing!