Pressure buildup in fuel tank sends oil into Woods Cross neighborhoods
BOUNTIFUL — Pressure built up in a fuel oil tank in Woods Cross, spraying oil into surrounding neighborhoods as it was releasd Thursday evening.
The break was on the top cover of the tank, which sent fuel flying to nearby buildings, cars, and roads southeast of the tank.
Nobody was injured during the incident. But the release, which totaled 8,946 gallons of oil, impacted a trailer park southeast of the refinery's East Tank farm, located north of 500 South and west of I-15.
The southbound I-15 offramp at 500 South experienced fuel oil deposits.
"The fuel oil is not hazardous, but it leaves heavy oil residue that is slippery and messy," said Michael Astin with Holy Refining and Marketing Company.
The company is working to prevent any residue from washing into nearby sewers. They are also deploying companies to clean up the areas that were impacted.
The cause of the overpressure was under investigation Thursday night. Anyone impacted within the area is asked to contact the refinery to arrange a cleanup through the refinery care line, 801-560-5511.
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