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Kern County Chevron oil spill keeps growing

Jul 24, 2019
California Department of Conservation

One of the largest oil spills in California in decades is still growing. Chevron told state regulators on Monday that large quantities of crude oil and water continue to flow from a well site in Kern County.

California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources

Saying that Chevron has failed to do all it should have to stop a massive release of crude oil at a Kern County well site, state regulators have ordered the company "to take all measures" to stop the flow and prevent a recurrence.

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