Oil clean-up after knee-deep spill
Published 15/05/2014 | 11:52
Crews have cleaned up most of the 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed on to Los Angeles streets after a high-pressure pipe burst.
Oil spilled over approximately half a mile and was knee-deep in some parts of the industrial area of Atwater Village near the border of Glendale, according to fire officials.
A handful of commercial businesses were affected, as well as a strip club that was evacuated.
Four people at a medical business were evaluated with respiratory complaints, and two people were transferred to a hospital.
An environmental cleaning company is sopping up the remaining oil and will use high-pressure hoses to wash the streets. Officials previously said 50,000 gallons had spilled.
Fire officials said the pipe burst at a transfer pumping station along a pipeline that runs from Bakersfield to Texas.
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