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Oil spill at Santa Monica beach
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Musgrove, Dean
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption reads: "A young beachgoer walks near an oil spill found yesterday at the mouth of the Pico-Kenner storm drain at Santa Monica Beach during a routine check, closing that stretch of ocean near the drain for about an hour. According to county lifeguard Robert Buchanin, "It was some kind of oil, perhaps crankshaft oil." Biologists from the Flood Control District, the state Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Coast Guard and the state Water Quality Board then took samples and said they did not believe the substance posed a health hazard. Buchanin said a Water Quality Board investigator speculated that the oily substance had washed in with the tide". Photograph dated: Sept. 6, 1981.
1 photographic print :b&w ;36 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Beach closures--California--Santa Monica
Beachgoers--California--Santa Monica
Storm sewers--California--Santa Monica
Marine pollution--California--Santa Monica
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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