Raw, noun: 13. unrefined sugar, oil, etc.

Can you smell the oil?

58,000 gallons of oil spilled into the bay when a boat hit a part of the Bay Bridge in a thick fog Wednesday morning, and we are just now finally realizing the extent of the damage. The local media's abuzz because of the bizarre 12-hour delay on reporting any of the damage and what appears to have been a seriously lackluster attempt to clean things up.

My friend Nielsen is supposed to swim in this shit tomorrow in the Treasure Island Triathlon. Doubt that's gonna happen, given the widespread oil slicks from the Marin Headlands to Ocean Beach and surrounding Alcatraz. Flashbacks to being a kid and seeing all those oil-covered birds following the Exxon Valdez spill, which was apparently 200 times larger than this one, according to an article I read last night.

Weirdness in the Bay Area. How long will it take till the beaches look normal again??

"Spill closes bay beaches as oil spreads, kills wildlife" (SFGate)

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