More than 400,000 gallons of crude fouled the Orange County Coast 30 years ago

More than 400,000 gallons of crude fouled the Orange County Coast 30 years ago

January 30, 2020, 8:08 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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