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Hazmat Crews Respond To Oil Leak In Wilmington

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Crews today worked to clean up crude oil that seeped from underground and prompted closure of part of a street in Wilmington.

The oil began seeping onto the surface of the 1200 block of North Neptune Avenue around 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to Los Angeles police. The oil did not pose a threat to the public, police said, but a section of Neptune Avenue between L and M streets remained closed Tuesday afternoon.

It was unclear if the leak involved the nearby Phillips 66 Refinery, whose crews were involved in the cleanup effort.

"At this time, we do not believe it is our line, but we continue to investigate the source," Phillips 66 spokeswoman Monica Silva said. "A Unified Command with local authorities has been established and Phillips 66 crews are on site and working to identify the source and minimize any potential impacts to the community. As a precaution we are also monitoring the air quality. The health and safety of our communities is important to us."

Rep. Janice Hahn, D-San Pedro, also surveyed the scene."I've never seen anything like this," she told KCAL9 at the scene.

"It's not just one place," Hahn said. "There's a major place where it's leaking, but you can tell that it's coming up other places. ... I'm not an engineer, but I'm wondering if the earthquake yesterday might have jarred one of the oil pipelines."

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