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Red Butte Creek, Liberty Park, Jordan River affected

Published: Saturday, June 12 2010 10:00 a.m. MDT

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Authorities are advising that you keep your children and pets away from the Red Butte stream in places like the Miller Bird Refuge (aka Hobbit Glen) in the Harvard-Yale area.


Not to be outdone by BP......

The cause - It's Obama's fault. And why hasn't he stopped that leak as well. Just plain incompetence.


Didn't I just read where Sarah Palin said pipelines on land, above ground, are much safer and less likely to cause spills?


Earth can't get a break...


What's our natural deficit up to these days? Death to all species or just most of them?


Maybe the government should just take over the oil industry and these platforms and pipelines.

Then again...

Wasn't Chernobyl a government run facility? This has me thinking...


Let's see 50 gallons per minute according to the story and 500 barrels reported.

500 barrels x 55 gallons each would = 27,500 gallons total (that would run my car for awhile - refining loss)

27,500 gallons / 50 gallons per minute = 550 minutes

550 minutes / 60 = 9 hours or so.

It seems like there should be a meter device somewhere that tells the operators that all the oil he is sending just isn't getting there and to shut off the source. Maybe they do have that and they did shut it off immediately and that was just the oil that was already in the lne draining out.

I'm not very good at figuring things out !

Sure glad it wasn't as much as in the Gulf, there might not be the same interest in cleaning up the Great Salt Lake or the Jordan River and the wetlands.


"Wasn't Chernobyl a government run facility?"

Weren't those Navy seals who rescued the captain off Somalia employed by our government? Wasn't it government that built Hoover Dam?

The government isn't going to take over the oil industry. This is America, if your ship is sinking in a storm in the Gluf of Alaska in Winter you are free to call Rush Limbaugh and not the US Coast Guard.


They closed Liberty Park. Monday, Glen Beck will outline how Obama using money from environmental groups planed this to be an attack on Liberty.

my slc

It is a darn shame. My prayers go out to all the folks and animals that live downstream. We need to have oil for now, but what have learned since the 1973 oil embargo?



Attentive 11:56 - Perfect comment! Thanks.

Happy Jack

Ho hum! Another day, another oil leak! Wake me up when the Big One hits!



Not likely to be able to afford to go on a trip anywhere near the Gulf of Alaska to call Rush Limbaugh if my boat (which I can't afford one either) started sinking in this economy...

No comment on Hoover Dam (or Glen Canyon)...I'm a Edward Abbey fan and those who know Abbey would know what he thinks of those projects...


Yikes. From the picture, it doesn't look good.

Here's an idea - let's fix the problem and sort out how to help the affected areas recover, and NOT APPORTION BLAME until all the facts are known. In fact, let's not affix blame for six months! By then it should be obvious what happened, and who to lambast. IN the meantime this is a sad day for Liberty Park and Red Butte.

John Stewart Pill

This might turn out to be Carroon's Katrina.


As much as all the homeowners along the Jordan River and whose backyards were havens and are now polluted are disgusted - can you imagine what it's like in the Gulf right now? Can you imagine depending on your backyard to pay your bills and to feed your family? That's what those in the Gulf area have been dealing with for almost 2 months now. I hope it all gets cleaned up and that human beings start really having a grasp on our responsibilities to the environment, all life forms, and ourselves. All of our mistakes and consequences of greed get passed on to our children and future generations.

my slc

This is so going to hurt the Utah GOP. I am sad about the loss of wildlife and environment. But Tea Party folks, try to get out of this one.

SLC, and I believe Utah will not forget this one and your party stands regarding drill baby drill.

my slc

Re: John Stewart Pill

Peter was there, there are pics, Becker has already made a statement. The clean up crews are there.

What the heck do you want them to do? Jump in the oil and soak it up with their clothes?

Joe Moe

@my slc 5:35

What an inane comment. Either that, or in your alternate reality (where Democrats had controlled Utah for the last couple of decades) we wouldn't be using oil today. Wonder how they would have managed that..... Check with your alternate reality seer and get back with us on that, we'd all love to hear how we would not need oil anymore under their sage leadership.


What a bunch of misdirection. . . why are we still even moving this stupid oil around. We keep looking at the symptom instead of the cure. Shut all this oil production down and see how fast we come up with alternatives to oil. HERE COMES THE SUN LA LA LA LA. If we don't mother nature will fix the problem for us . . . oh I mean eliminate the problem which is us.

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