Oil spill worse than first thought

(WCNC) – California’s usually pristine Santa Barbara coastline is now covered by a thick layer of sludge after as much as 105,000 gallons of oil spilled out of a broken pipeline Tuesday morning.

The spill has covered nearly nine miles of shore.

Workers have been busy trying to contain the oil with boats, booms and rakes, and some volunteers have even been spotted using their bare hands to clean up the beach.

Plains All-American, the company that owns the pipeline, says it hopes to keep the environmental impact to a minimum.

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