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Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days

Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days

Cleanup of a 10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village is expected to continue for several days, and roads remained closed in the area Friday, officials said.

Crews continued Friday to power-spray affected asphalt, concrete and walls in the 5100 block of West San Fernando Road.

A rupture in an above-ground pipeline at a Plains All American Pipeline pump station early Thursday spewed black oil 20 feet into the air and created pools of oil, some about 40 feet wide and knee-deep, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

More than 100 response personnel and multiple state and local agencies "have been involved in around-the-clock onsite cleanup efforts," said...

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