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Environment and Energy

Refugio State Beach to reopen nearly two months after pipeline oil spill

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Lisa Osborn, KCBX News
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Refugio State Beach was cleared by California State Parks to reopen next Friday, July 17, 2015 at noon. 

The beach has been closed since the Plains All-American pipeline oil spill back on May 19.

State Parks and members of the Unified Command said Thursday that they completed a site assessment of the beach and deemed it safe for the public. All recreational activities can resume including swimming, camping and fishing.

Non-state park areas near Refugio will remain closed as cleanup work continues.

El Capitan State Beach was also closed following the spill. It opened on June 26.