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January 01, 1986

It will take the rest of the week to scrub hardened oil from rocks and storm drains--the last remnants of 3,000 gallons of crude oil that spilled into Ballona Creek in West Los Angeles from an overturned truck, Coast Guard officials said. Quick deployment of floating booms prevented the oil from reaching the ocean, and vacuum trucks removed about 98% of the spill.

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