Skip to comments.Crews Mop Up Oil Leak In Wilmington After Possible Pipe Rupture
Posted on 03/18/2014 7:25:34 AM PDT by BenLurkin
WILMINGTON (CBSLA.com) A possible broken pipe may have caused oil to seep onto the streets of Wilmington overnight Tuesday, officials said.
Hazmat units with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to reports of oil flowing through cracks in the asphalt on the 1200 north block of Neptune Avenue at 7:00 p.m. Monday night, according to fire officials.
Once the oil flow on the street was stopped, various county health and hazmat services were dispatched to the location, along with crews to repair the broken pipe and cap the source of the leak, officials said.
It was not immediately known how many gallons of oil have flowed from the leak as of early Tuesday morning.
Officials suspected Mondays magnitude-4.4 earthquake in Westwood as a possible cause, but the official cause has yet to be determined.
The seeping oil did not pose a threat to the public, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. B. Roberts said.
Local residents had been notified of the incident and would be allowed access to and from their homes, but the street would otherwise be closed, Roberts said.
When up through the ground come a bubblin' crude.
Ah HA! More ammo to kill KXL for the greenweenies to use.
OTOH, Crimea may have increased the chance for the pipeline.
Hard to predict.
A possible broken pipe may have caused oil to seep onto the streets of Wilmington overnight Tuesday, officials said.
a broken pipe from the Malaysia plane ???