Becker Well Capping Delayed

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The capping of Becker Well on Summerland Beach has been pushed out due to ocean conditions, reports Heal the Ocean.

In a statement by the nonprofit, it was detailed that InterAct Ventura, the contractors who will cap the leaking well, have delayed the planned start date this week due to ocean conditions. Poor water quality, most likely due to the mudflow in Montecito, was cited as the main reason.

InterAct is hoping to start the project on February 26, depending on ocean conditions.

 

Photo: Oil Infrastructure on Summerland Beach by Nora McNeely Hurley / Heal the Ocean

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a-1519579870 Jan 24, 2018 10:40 AM
Becker Well Capping Delayed

http://www.sbck.org/current-issues/oil-and-gas/summerland-oil-legacy-wells/ ............... In 2016, the California State Lands Commission identified 198 abandoned oil wells located off the Santa Barbara coast. Many of the abandoned wells may be leaking oil that pollutes our beautiful beaches, threatens public health, jeopardizes wildlife health and habitats, and negatively impacts our beach-based economy. Most of these legacy wells are located along Summerland and Ellwood beaches in Santa Barbara County, which are heavily used and enjoyed by the public. ................. Environmental Impact Report: http://www.slc.ca.gov/Info/CEQA/Becker.html ............... http://www.slc.ca.gov/Programs/Coastal_Hazards.html The Becker well at Summerland beach is a leaking legacy well. The improperly abandoned well has a history of leaking oil onto the beach and in the ocean off Summerland Beach. I................. Photo of leaking well is here: https://www.independent.com/news/2017/sep/13/lands-commission-approves-becker-well-environmenta/ ................... Photo of oil covering beach is here: https://www.ourair.org/summerland/ ............... http://www.soscalifornia.org/summerland-oil-field/

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