Utah Governor Says Chevron Leak Is Unacceptable

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Utah's governor is calling Chevron's latest pipeline spill unacceptable.

Gov. Gary Herbert told reporters Thursday he will make certain Chevron cleans up the mess. The pipeline ruptured last week at Willard Bay State Park, spilling diesel fuel into marshes.

The leak is Chevron's third in Utah in the past three years. Another pipeline leak sent crude oil spill rushing down a Salt Lake City creek in 2010. Months later, the same pipeline ruptured again.

Each pipeline leak involved a spill of 21,000 or more gallons.

Herbert says the federal agency responsible for interstate pipelines isn't doing its job. He says Utah will step up efforts to oversee pipeline safety.

State officials are crediting a beaver dam for containing the Willard Bay fuel spill.

Chevron said it "regrets" the pipeline spill.

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