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    Mystery blob eating downtown LA

    Mystery blob eating downtown (LA)
    LA Daily News ^ | February 21, 2006 | Dana Bartholomew

    A mysterious black blob attacked downtown Los Angeles on Monday with a tar-like goo that oozed from manholes, buckled a street and unmoored a Raymond Chandler-era brick building, firefighters said.

    About 200 residents were forced to flee as a hazardous materials team and dozens of firefighters worked throughout the day to identify what was first deemed "a black tarry substance" and later morphed into a "watery mud."

    While outside temperatures struggled to break 60, sidewalks in the vicinity steamed at 103 degrees, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Ron Myers said.

    "It's worrisome in the fact that it will keep the street closed and residents will be evacuated till the building is considered safe," Myers said.

    Firefighters were alerted at 3 a.m. by complaints of a sewer-like smell at an apartment house at 1220 S. Olive St. near Pico Boulevard, but found nothing.

    They returned at 1 p.m. to find a Slimer-like ooze lurking beneath central Los Angeles.

    "We were called back because there was a gooey substance, a tarry-type substance, coming out the underground electrical vaults, out of manhole covers in the street, through the sidewalks and possibly in one older apartment building," Myers said.

    A 120-foot stretch of Olive buckled 1 1/2 feet, he said. The pre-1933 unreinforced masonry apartment building shifted one foot from its foundation. Sidewalks were as hot as Jacuzzis.

    And a pressurized liquid shot from every street orifice located above what used to be a historic oil field downtown.

    No one was injured in what amounted to a black lagoon. Hazmat and Urban Search and Rescue crews determined that the mysterious substance wasn't flammable, Myers said.

    "Incident commanders are evaluating some form of drilling operation one or two blocks away as the possible cause," he added.

    "They told us to get out from the building, because, probably, I don't know, anything could happen. The basement was flooding," resident Mary Robles told KABC-TV, Channel 7.

    By late afternoon, the American Red Cross had set up an evacuation center for the 150 adults and 50 children forced to flee the stuff of nightmares.

    "We're opening a shelter," said Nick Samaniego, spokesman for the Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles. "We're looking for a place to put them."

    Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730

    http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3529716

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    I thought this was gonna be about Kirstie Alley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay
    I thought this was gonna be about Kirstie Alley.
    Honey, I ain't through with you!

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    LOS ANGELES - Authorities evacuated an apartment building and closed a downtown street after oil began oozing into the structure's basement and bubbling up through cracks in the asphalt and manhole covers, officials said.

    Residents of the three-story Iris Apartments said they began smelling a pungent odor shortly after midnight Monday. Several inches of oil covered the basement floor of the 99-year-old building, said resident Daniel Bolanes.
    "It smelled like the La Brea Tar Pits," said Bolanes, 13, who left the building with his school backpack and a pet iguana named Tiha. Authorities believe the problem occurred because workers at a petroleum drilling site two blocks away were shooting high pressure hot water into old wells to blast out leftover crude oil. The bulge in South Olive Street began to subside and the oil seepage slowed when the St. James Oil Co. stopped pumping in the water.

    The 35-unit building, which is home to about 130 people, will remain off limits until it's inspected by city building and safety experts, fire officials said. They're concerned that the 160-degree water could have damaged its foundation.

    Nearby portions of South Olive Street also may have to be dug up to determine the extent of the underground damage, officials said.

    A worker at St. James Oil Co.'s downtown site said he was not authorized to comment on the incident.
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    hmmm oparah in town?
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    I love that Blob pic, that's just what I was picturing when I read this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad
    SoCalChelle?

    Yeah, when that bitch needs a snack, watch out!

    Tut tut!!... now Seen that wasn't nice!!! Poor Chelle!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod
    Authorities believe the problem occurred because workers at a petroleum drilling site two blocks away were shooting high pressure hot water into old wells to blast out leftover crude oil. The bulge in South Olive Street began to subside and the oil seepage slowed when the St. James Oil Co. stopped pumping in the water.
    When companies do something like this I would like to think they have engineers that examine the site to determine what will happen. I'd love to know where they thought this gunk would end up. If it didn't come up through the street orifices, would it be okay to force it down into the earth possibly contaminating underground water tables and soil? It would seem the best choice would be to syphon it out and dispose of it in a safer place. Genius' at work

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen
    LA is gonna sink into the lower depths of hell!!!!!

    Where are John Gage and Roy DeSoto when you need them?


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