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Sun Mar 24, 2013, 05:15 PM

Chevron fuel spill in Utah much worse than thought

WILLARD, Utah (AP) A Chevron fuel spill near a northern Utah bird refuge is much worse than originally thought as up to 27,000 gallons might have leaked, authorities said.

A split in a pipeline that runs from Salt Lake City to Spokane, Wash., is suspected of releasing diesel fuel into soil and marshes at Willard Bay State Park, according to the U.S. Transportation Department's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

The agency has filed a corrective action order against Chevron Pipe Line Co. that requires it to gain government approval before the pipeline can reopen. The order also requires Chevron to operate the pipeline at only 80 percent of normal pressure once it reopens.

The Texas-based company must "take the necessary corrective action to protect the public, property and the environment from potential hazards" associated with the pipeline failure, the agency directive says.

More at http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Chevron-fuel-spill-in-Utah-much-worse-than-thought-4380552.php .

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awoke_in_2003 Mar 2013 #1

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Sun Mar 24, 2013, 05:24 PM

1. this is why we need the XL pipeline...

 

(just in case)

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