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Atwater Village pipeline rupture spews crude oil
Atwater Village pipeline rupture spews crude oil

A rupture in an above-ground pipeline that sent roughly 10,000 gallons of crude oil spewing onto Atwater Village streets early Thursday appeared to have been caused by a valve failure, the pipeline company said. The rupture sprayed black oil 20 feet into the air, splattering the roof and walls of a neighboring strip club, the Gentlemen's Club, and forcing the early-morning guests to be evacuated. Firefighters said they discovered the 20-inch pipeline break at a Plains All American Pipeline pump station shortly after midnight Thursday in the 5100 block of West San Fernando Road. Plains All American Pipeline, based in Texas, is investigating the cause of the rupture, but said in a...

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