50,000 gallons of oil spills on Los Angeles streets


Twila
#1
Yikes!

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Fire Department says a ruptured oil pipe near the suburb of Glendale has spilled about 50,000 gallons of crude oil onto streets.

According to the Fire Department, the leak from a 20-inch pipe was reported at about 12:15 a.m. Thursday in Atwater Village and the oil line was remotely shut off. No injuries were reported.

Oil spilled over approximately half a mile and is knee-high in some areas. Firefighters and hazardous materials crews are on the scene.

A handful of commercial businesses are affected, including a strip club that was evacuated.

Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott says there’s no “visible evidence” that the oil has entered storm drains, which empty into the Los Angeles River. But he says it’s possible that oil has seeped under manhole covers.
50,000 gallons of oil spills on Los Angeles streets - National | Globalnews.ca (external - login to view)
 
petros
#2
Los Angeles is the largest producing urban oil field on the planet. Neat huh?

It is odd that Californian Gov and Hollywood baffoons chastise Canadian oil as an Indian killing blight that will end humanity as we know it.

You might think they are just slamming their direct competition but we all know they are right and pumping oil from below one of the largest urban centers is peachy keen.

They even extract and process bitumen but it doesn't kill Indians like Canadian heavy oil does.
 
Zipperfish
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Pipeline blows load next to t1ttie bar. Film at 11.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by ZipperfishView Post

Pipeline blows load next to t1ttie bar. Film at 11.

Get out the poly and a fist full of $1s.
 
mentalfloss
#5
This is why we can't have nice things.
 
petros
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

This is why we can't have nice things.

I can. Why can't you?
 
Blackleaf
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#7
London is more fortunate. It had a huge BEER spill.

On 16th October 1814, at St Giles in the Fields in the London Borough of Camden, a huge vat at the Meux and Company Brewery on Tottenham Court Road containing over 135,000 imperial gallons (610,000 L) of beer ruptured, causing other vats in the same building to succumb in a domino effect. As a result, more than 323,000 imperial gallons (1,470,000 L) of beer burst out and gushed into the streets. The wave of beer destroyed two homes and crumbled the wall of the Tavistock Arms Pub, trapping teenage employee Eleanor Cooper under the rubble. Within minutes neighbouring George Street and New Street were swamped with alcohol, killing a mother and daughter who were taking tea, and surging through a room of people gathered for a wake.

Eight people were killed, including a 3-year-old boy named Thomas Mulvey.

I say "fortunate" because, despite the deaths, quite a lot of people took advantage of the situation and scooped up a lot of the beer, getting drunk in the process.

Today the Dominion Theatre occupies the site of the Meux and Company Brewery, which was demolished in 1922.


Slum: 1840 daguerreotype of St Giles rookery


Last edited by Blackleaf; May 15th, 2014 at 02:51 PM..
 
Twila
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

London is more fortunate. It had a huge BEER spill.

On 16th October 1814, at St Giles in the Fields in the London Borough of Camden, a huge vat at the Meux and Company Brewery on Tottenham Court Road containing over 135,000 imperial gallons (610,000 L) of beer ruptured, causing other vats in the same building to succumb in a domino effect. As a result, more than 323,000 imperial gallons (1,470,000 L) of beer burst out and gushed into the streets. The wave of beer destroyed two homes and crumbled the wall of the Tavistock Arms Pub, trapping teenage employee Eleanor Cooper under the rubble. Within minutes neighbouring George Street and New Street were swamped with alcohol, killing a mother and daughter who were taking tea, and surging through a room of people gathered for a wake.

Eight people were killed, including a 3-year-old boy named Thomas Mulvey.

I say "fortunate" because, despite the deaths, quite a lot of people took advantage of the situation and scooped up a lot of the beer, getting drunk in the process.

Today the Dominion Theatre occupies the site of the Meux and Company Brewery, which was demolished in 1922.




Wow. a river of beer....hmmmmmmm
 
mentalfloss
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I can. Why can't you?

I can tell by the way you post, you've never had nice things.
 
petros
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I can tell by the way you post, you've never had nice things.

Sorry Cleo, but I'm not a Libra either.
 

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