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Crews clean 400-gal NorCal oil spill

November 1, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Clean up continues in the San Francisco bay following a 400-gallon oil spill near Alameda.Wildlife rescuers are scooping up oil-soaked birds from beaches.

So far, they've taken at least 30 to a wildlife recovery center, but for countless others, it was too late.

As a precaution, the Department of Fish and Game has suspended fishing and shellfish harvesting in the bay.

The oil spill occurred Friday during a fuel transfer involving a Panamanian flagged ship.

That ship is being moved from its anchorage to a pier where its hull will be cleaned.


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