Oil Spill Cleanup, Santa Barbara, 1969

Oil Spill Cleanup, Santa Barbara, 1969

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Credit: GARY REHBECK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Environmental workers spread straw to soak up oil after the spill of May, 1969 in Santa Barbara, California. The spill was caused by a well blowout on an offshore oil platform. 80,000 - 100,000 barrels of oil were released.

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