Advertisement

The Region

Crude oil that flowed from an overturned tanker into Ballona Creek has been cleaned up, a Coast Guard spokesman reported. Petty Officer Pat Milton said a commercial cleanup crew used boiling water to help break up the oil. Containment booms were also placed in the creek to keep the oil from flowing downstream into the ocean. An estimated 7,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the creek when a tanker-truck overturned on the San Diego Freeway at the Sunset Boulevard on-ramp.


Advertisement