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Cleanup Of Old Oil Processing Facility On South Coast Underway

(City of Goleta photo)
Crews are cleaning up pollution from an old oil facility on the South Coast which has been offline since 2012

Cleanup efforts are underway on a decommissioned oil processing facility on the South Coast.  The Ellwood Marine Terminal hasn’t been used since 2012.

The facility was part of Venoco’s crude oil operation in Santa Barbara County.

Crews are removing contaminants from the old pipelines and tanks located on UC Santa Barbara property just east of Ellwood Mesa.

The cleanup is expected to take about a week.  City of Goleta officials say a number of safety measures are in place to prevent spills.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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