Oil slick in California – level 2

26-05-2015 07:00

An underground pipeline suddenly burst on Tuesday morning, and as much as 397 cubic metres of oil gushed into the sea.

The oil blackened a 4-mile beach in California and left two oil slicks in the water. Clean-up crews worked all day and all night for three days to remove the oil.

The company responsible for the pipeline publicly apologised. People are now investigating the incident.

Difficult words: burst (to break open), gush (to flow in large quantity), oil slick (when oil sits on water).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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