Kevin Tougas, oil operations manager at the Long Beach Gas and Oil Department talks about operations on one of the four artificial THUMS islands in San Pedro Bay off the coast of Long Beach used for

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Kevin Tougas, oil operations manager at the Long Beach Gas and Oil Department talks about operations on one of the four artificial THUMS islands in San Pedro Bay off the coast of Long Beach used for oil drilling Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 in Long Beech, Calif. Oil companies have fracked from man-made islands off Long Beach and platforms off the Orange County coast for years, and state regulators are only now realizing that the technique is more widespread than originally thought. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) less 

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Mon, Oct 21, 2013 10:47 AM EDT