Fast Food Restaurant Has Grease Spilling Into Sewer

Glendale Fire Department and Public Works officials are trying to remove grease that spilled into sewer from a local fast food restaurant.

Spilled grease from fast food eatery Everest is allegedly prompting a sewer clean up. 

Glendale Fire Department and Public Works crews arrived about 9:20 a.m. Thursday at Everest at 3826 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, said Mike Urquizo of Glendale Public Works. 

"It's our responsibility to stop it before it gets to the oceans," Urquizo said. 

Crews are using a flusher to get out the grease, said Jim McCloskey of Glendale Public Works. 

"In this case it's not sewage," McCloskey said. 

Everest remains open while crews clean up the spill. 

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Lori October 04, 2012 at 04:14 PM
I agree with Lisa and Nan. It's no emergency but it still is important community news.It's potential hazardous waste going into the ocean and it's criminal if it's deliberate. Why can't you just be happy someone is keeping you in the loop. Did you panic right before you opened it and maybe were a little disappointed it wasn't some sort of catastrophe going on in our little town. Don't you think we've had enough problems lately? I am happy there is no crisis to report everyday and that the authorities don't have much to do in Montrose, La Crescenta & La Canada. I am a little concerned though that there have been too many reports of accidents and deaths in Angeles Crest recently. Anyone else???
Bryan P. Ortega October 04, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Somebody cared enough to call it in and report it, otherwise it could have gone unnoticed, I am glad this made the news, It's our community so don't be afraid and get involved. Can't please everyone.
S. Silver October 04, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I agree it is local news - my point is that it is not ground-breaking!! Note, that my suggestion was to include a tag line so that those of us who may panic because we legitimately think it is "ground-breaking" chose to open it or not. A suggestion that so far has gone unanswered. That is all.
Nan Fortney October 06, 2012 at 05:41 PM
The fact is that the stench from this spill is still present on Boston Avenue. Sadly, the cleanup effort was not successful. Yes it is important to follow up when something potentially hazardous is going into the street onto the sidewalks and into storm drains to the ocean. Walk the 4400 and 4500 blocks of Boston on the West side and take a whiff for yourself.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 28, 2012 at 06:36 PM
This news IS ground breaking as in breaking new ground...no guns mentoned. The grease keeps the storm water from squeeking.


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