Thursday, July 9, 2015

Atwater oil spill: A year later, a new law and a business still closed

From:  KPCC 

by Sharon McNary 

Plains All American Pipeline, the same company that operates the pipe that polluted a Santa  Barbara 
County beach last week, was also responsible for a spill in Atwater Village one year ago.

The mess has long since been cleaned up, but a couple of things have changed since the early 
hours of May 14, morning 2014, when oil gushed out of control.

The crude flooded a nude entertainment venue next door called The Gentlemen's Club. The business hasn't re-opened since, with the loss of some 50 jobs and tax revenues to the city, said owner Michael King Khorsandi.  MORE

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