30 years ago, miles of O.C. beaches were fouled by a devastating oil spill

30 years ago, miles of O.C. beaches were fouled by a devastating oil spill

January 31, 2020, 3:31 pm
On the afternoon of Feb. 7, 1990, the oil tanker American Trader ran over its anchor in relatively shallow water off Huntington Beach, spilling nearly 417,000 gallons of crude and fouling popular beaches along the Orange County coast. The oil killed fish and about 3,400 birds. The cleanup was completed on April 3. The spill wasn’t nearly as ...
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