At around 1:00 am on Wednesday night, a 20-inch-wide pipeline carrying crude oil through the West Glendale neighborhood of Los Angeles burst, spilling thick black oil flowing like a wayward stream into the streets. At the scene of the burst, the oil spewed into the air like a geyser, creating a heavy mist of oil. Initial estimates put the spill at nearly a million gallons, but it was revised downward, and the most recent estimate puts the spill at a less catastrophic but still incredible 10,000 gallons.
USA Today reports that an environmental clean-up company managed to vacuum up most of the oil and plans to use a soap-like dispersal agent to get the rest off of the streets. The report also states that there's no evidence that the oil seeped into storm drains (which would mean it could end up in the L.A. River), but they can't be sure at this time.
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