Summerland Slick Stop

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Summerland Slick Stop
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By John Wiley

We were happy to see that the exciting community effort to stop the oil leaks and slicks from old wells in Summerland has started. Flying past we wondered how a big vessel got grounded on the beach. Then we saw the tugboat offshore, the crane on the beached barge, and realized what was going on. Here are some pix for those who haven't seen it yet. Wonderful to see!

 
 
 
 
 

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SBZZ Feb 27, 2018 01:18 PM
Summerland Slick Stop

The barge is working right next to the old well, which is just on the beach -they must have set it in the surf zone during high tide - quite an amazing site.

a-1519761638 Feb 27, 2018 12:00 PM
Summerland Slick Stop

No, it's the old Becker Well being capped just offshore. http://www.keyt.com/news/environment/leaking-oil-well-from-the-1900s-getting-a-long-awaited-new-cap-in-summerland/708165815

klgparker67 Feb 27, 2018 12:03 PM
Summerland Slick Stop

Having said that, I think this one is just on shore, but many are just off shore.

a-1519758408 Feb 27, 2018 11:06 AM
Summerland Slick Stop

Please elaborate. Why does that vessel need to come ashore in such a fashion? Is oil being pulled from the sand?

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