15 May 2014, 14:57

Los Angeles: 189,000 liters of oil spills into the streets

Los Angeles: 189,000 liters of oil spills into the streets

About 189,000 litres (50,000 gallons) of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area due to a break in an above-ground pipeline near San Fernando Road in Atwater Village in Los Angeles on Thursday, according to a report on the NBCLA news website.

The pipeline was shut off remotely, and no injuries have been reported due to the incident, which shut down a section of Atwater Village, the report said.

The report did not say which company operates the pipeline. According to a Fire Department release, the leak from a 20-inch (50-cms) pipe was reported just after midnight local time and the oil line was remotely shut off. 

Police say oil spilled over approximately half a mile (800 meters) and is knee-high in some areas. No injuries were reported.

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