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Today’s must-read: The Chron on the Spill

Submitted by on 1, November 18, 2009 – 5:55 amNo Comment
A worker cleans up the shoreline along Bay Farm Island, just off the side of the bridge.

Sounds like state investigators have determined what caused that October 30 oil spill that killed dozens of local birds and closed local beaches: According to the Chronicle, the folks who were fueling the Dubai Star overfilled one of its gas tanks.

Investigators with the state Office of Spill Prevention and Response are looking into what caused the Star’s port-side tank to continue to fill to overflowing, the Chron’s Justin Berton reports.

Full story here. And check back later today or tomorrow, when I hope to have an update on whether the rest of Crown Beach will reopen.

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