Frequently asked questions – Grove Incident

Grove Incident Unified Command

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Office of Spill Prevention and Response
Crimson Pipeline


When and where did this oil spill happen?

At about 5:50 a.m. on June 23, 2016, a pipeline spill was reported to the California Office of Emergency Services in Ventura County. Crimson Pipeline immediately shut down the line, and the spill was contained in Hall Creek Channel in the vicinity of Grove Lane and Grove Street, in the City of Ventura.

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UPDATE: Cleanup operations ongoing after pipeline spill in Ventura

For Immediate Release
Unified Command

Ventura, Calif. – A multi-agency response continues to manage cleanup operations in the area impacted by a June 23 pipeline spill in Hall Canyon, Ventura.

On-scene crews include 98 responders, who have recovered a significant amount of pooled oil utilizing vacuum trucks. Cleanup operations are complex due to steep terrain.

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