Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pipeline rupture spills thousands of gallons of crude oil in Los Angeles


Thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area in Los Angeles after a break in an above-ground pipeline on Thursday, the city fire department said.

No injuries were reported, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement. The pipeline was shut off remotely, and the incident shut down a section of the Atwater Village area of the city, a local NBC affiliate reported.

 An earlier statement from the fire department said the spill was 1 million gallons, but it subsequently revised the estimate down to 50,000 gallons, which would be just over 1,000 barrels. Local media later reported that had been revised down again, to 10,000 gallons.  MORE

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