California beaches closed as ‘devastating’ oil spill threatens wildlife

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Oil spill in California

Accumulates on the shore after an oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach, California, and was caused by a broken pipeline attached to an offshore oil platform.

An estimated 126,000 gallons leaked from an underwater pipeline in one of the largest spills in recent state history

Public works officials were working feverishly to stop the spread of gallons of heavy crude oil that leaked.