- May 15, 2014
10,000 gallons of oil spill onto LA streets [w/video]
A fire department spokesman tells USA Today that in some areas, the oil was knee deep. Four people were injured, complaining of respiratory distress and two people were hospitalized. As for the spill itself, the pipeline was shut off and local fire departments have managed to contain the spill. A haz-mat team and an environmental cleaning service were both on hand to help with the cleanup (shown above), with USA Today reporting that most of the oil has already been dealt with, although a total cleanup may not be finished until tomorrow.
Initial reports indicated that upwards of one million gallons had been spilled when the line burst, although those were dramatically revised down to 50,000 and eventually down to 10,000. It's wholly possible that we'll see a further revision as the day goes on. Take a look below for video from the scene of the spill.