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Terminal Island tanker leaks fuels on rail car

Railroad car leaking fuel near Terminal Island

January 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Firefighters were checking on a railroad car that was leaking fuel near Terminal Island Monday afternoon.The spill was reportedly coming from a fuel tanker on the back of a rail car.

The train was stopped at 701 E. New Dock Street near Terminal Island in San Pedro.

Personnel on scene could not immediately shut off a leaking valve.

The leak was reportedly from a small tanker of unleaded gas.

A "top-loader" machine lifted the tanker off the rail car, and the tanker's cap was tightened and the leak secured. Firefighters spread foam on the

One person was reportedly treated by medical personnel on scene, but that person left on their own.

The report of a hazardous-materials spill was received by the L.A. City Fire Dept. at 4:08 p.m., according to spokesman Erik Scott.