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Published: Tuesday, March 26 2013 4:15 p.m. MDT

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Kaysville, UT

It would appear that this leak was larger than first told to the public. With instrumentation and also methods to know how much spilled oil was recovered and the coverage area of the oil sheen, the company could have been more precise. They just want to minimize the impact of "another" broken line. If the line is over 50-60 years old, they should have realized the potential for breaks, leaks and bad valves, etc. that could cause an issue. This should have been more scrutinized, especially in the fragile area of the bird reservation at the Great Salt Lake's fresher water area.

This is sort of 3 strikes against Chevron in Utah where the pristine desert environment that can't take many actions such as this.

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

JWB is correct.

Our water is too precious, and this continuing pollution from a 60-year-old pipeline is one day going to kill people.....as well as our wildlife.

Why don't Utahns care?

SoCal Phrog
San Diego, CA

My first impression of the article, just from the title, suggested rodentia with GI problems. Just goes to show you can't judge an article by it's 'cover'.

Kaysville, UT

I remember a federal court case where San Diego had to pay back Utah for using our water. The water in the Great Salt Lake probably wouldn't be permitted in California, with or without beavers even if the state could pay for it, as they do for the electricity produced by coal in our state. The carbon foot print isn't in California and the air blows toward Salt Lake City and Denver, not California.

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