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Los Angeles Oil Spill Leaks 10,000 Gallons

Cassie Paton |
May 15, 2014 | 9:44 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Crews clean up the mess from the oil spill. (@KTLA/Twitter)
Crews clean up the mess from the oil spill. (@KTLA/Twitter)
A burst pipeline caused more than 10,000 gallons of crude oil to spill into the streets of Atwater Village in Los Angeles early Thursday morning. Businesses near the leak were affected by street closures, and a nearby Gentlemen's Club had to be evacuated, according to The L.A. Times. Firefighters downgraded the initial estimated spillage from 50,000 gallons to 10,000 gallons. Streets affected by the leak were said to be "knee-high" in oil, which is expected to take around 24 hours to clean up. The above-ground pipe was located in an industrial area of West San Fernando Road and burst shortly after 1 a.m., according to the Times.


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