Chevron oil spill cleanup continues near Red Butte Gardens, new cleanup costs are in

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  • John Stewart Pill Vienna, VA
    Dec. 4, 2010 7:35 p.m.

    Could this be Becker's Katrina?

  • Ole Roosevelt, UT
    Dec. 4, 2010 4:02 p.m.

    Are you ready for the increased amount of trucks that will be coming into SLC each day if this closes down? They would be adding 20 each day to haul it in instead. If the pipe can't be used that is part of the consequences.

  • hapticz New York, NY
    Dec. 3, 2010 5:46 p.m.

    the ability to 'immediately shut down the pipe' is of no efficacy if the means to detect product loss is inadequate. when a vault is flooded with product and no automatic method is in place to cease the product flow, the company (Chevron) is negligent and fully liable. when a boat is filled/filling with water, it usually means there is a leak, a BAD leak!

    managment of this pipeline is a clear indication of reckless and callous corporate profiteering. it is violating local safety, wildlife, environmental standards and creating a laisse fair attitude toward the actual respect the company seems to think it deserves.

    too many sham meetings, agreements and cheap two liners to cover up mistake after mistakes.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2010 3:54 p.m.

    I guess people won't care about oil spills...

    until it covers x3 beach costlines.

    Oh, wait, that already happened.

    I'm sure the 10 people who died on the oil platform in the gulf, are happy we have this oil pipeline.

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2010 2:17 p.m.

    "The spill went undetected for 10 hours." As a resident of SLC I say shut the pipeline down. This is the 2nd major leak in 6 months. Chevron has proven that they are unable to operate that line safely, or that they just don't care.

    Why was Chevron allowed to run that pipeline with "inadequate leak detection equipment" over the last 6 months?

    People are criticizing the mayor for overreacting, but it seems to me that shutting down the pipeline until it can be fixed properly was the reaction that should have been taken after the first leak.