Pipeline leaked more than 1,600 gallons of oil at Inglewood field due to human error, officials say

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The Inglewood Oil Field is seen on March 9, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca/Sipa USA via AP Images/CNN)

The Inglewood Oil Field is seen on March 9, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca/Sipa USA via AP Images/CNN)

A pipeline leaked more than 1,600 gallons of oil this week in the Inglewood Oil Field near Kenneth Hahn Park when a valve was left open.

Human error caused the spill, which occurred at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a report from the state’s Office of Emergency Services.

The report indicated that the spill had been contained and that E&B Natural Resources, the company that operates the pipeline, was handling the cleanup. E&B Natural Resources did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Sentinel Peak Resources, which operates the field, referred questions to E&B.

Environmental groups Wednesday expressed alarm about residents who may have been exposed to toxins released into the air and renewed their concern about the Inglewood Oil Field, the largest urban oil field in the country. It spans about 1,000 acres around Culver City, Baldwin Hills and neighboring communities.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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