State Says Red Butte Cleanup Appears Successful but No Final Determination Yet

(KCPW News) Cleanup efforts to remove contamination from Red Butte Creek following the June 2010 Chevron pipeline spill appear to be successful, according to reports just released by the Utah Division of Water Quality.

The state found the water quality in the creek is similar to that of several other creeks that weren’t impacted by the spill, including City Creek, Emigration, Parley’s and Mill Creek.

But the division notes it hasn’t made a final determination regarding whether the cleanup is adequate.

It’s accepting public comments on the reports through August 13th. After that, the division says it will determine the best course of action. The 2010 spill sent more than 33,000 gallons of crude oil into the creek. You can view the reports on the Department of Environmental Quality’s website.