Chevron Pipe Busts Causing Oil To Leak Into Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Creek

- By Bossip Staff

Another day, another oil spill..this time it’s Chevron:

Containment of a crude oil spill estimated at around 20,000 gallons into Red Butte Creek is expected to last well into the night and continue through Sunday as multiple agencies work to mitigate impacts to the stream and wildlife.

The fracture of the Chevron pipeline sent oil gushing into the riparian corridor, leaving the thick, tacky substance clinging to rocks, soil and any fish and birds in its path. A biology teacher from Rowland Hall watched with dismay the stream “running black” on Saturday. The creek that runs through his backyard and normally gives him such delight instead swamped the morning air with a horrible smell.

“It stinks and it is toxic,” Peter Hayes said. “Whatever is in that creek will die. I have so little faith in oil companies to take care of this.” Even as the BP Gulf Coast oil tragedy and its stumbling cleanup efforts continue to dominate the news, Salt Lake City awakened Saturday morning to its own ecological disaster winding its way through Salt Lake neighborhoods and turning Liberty Park into a command center.

Where children would normally play and chase ducks, those same waterfowl were coated with the gooey substance, helplessly trying to groom the oil off themselves.

This ish is getting out of hand.

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  • Tania

    this is a damn shame. i dont all this oil killing the environment. GREED! will be the distruction of the world

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  • Mz. Factz

    you know what they doin this ish on purpose

  • why?

    somebody is trying to set our president up, why in the hell would all these oil issues just pop up back to back..sounds fishy

  • Irony

    You guys are traveling arround the world killing millions of people for their oil, now God spills it on your own homeland…what an IRONY!!!!

    Pissing my self from all the LOLs!!!

  • Irony

    P.I.S.S.I.N.G!

  • Robert

    I remember when Arco and Amaco were very good places to go to.When BP took over,these companies went to garbage.BP fired thousands of good peoples jobs including mine in Chicago as a driver,to save money,but karma has brought them back to the light.

  • sholla21

    Seriously? ANOTHER oil spill.
    I know the fish and wildlife are thinking: “It’s the end of days, we’re doomed!”

  • rhona mattan

    This is really sad.
    Those poor defendless animals.
    God help us!

  • Lisa

    Irony
    6/13/10, 13:09:pm

    You guys are traveling arround the world killing millions of people for their oil, now God spills it on your own homeland…what an IRONY!!!!

    *****ing my self from all the LOLs!!!

    AMEN! That is all I have to say about this post, AMEN!

  • Lisa

    @sholla21

    Not only the animals are thinking that, we ARE doomed. Nature can only take so much..

  • myHusbandMonitorsMyInternetActivity

    I guess they’ll blame this one on Obama too

  • Dirty Diana...Let Me Be ♪

    this is a bit strange. luckily it’s just a creek

  • chrissy

    Dang the US have started this dam war leading 2 this world recession and all this mess we looking at just 2 still this dam oil n now they done stole so much they can’t seem 2 keep it n the dam pipes SMDH!!!

  • Mere

    Yeah Mother Nature said you wanna play rough? O.K.! I GOT YOU!

  • http://godlessliberalhomo.blogspot.com/ libhomo

    Now, I’m boycotting Chevron-Texaco in addition to British Petroleum and Excon-Mobile.

  • NO PROBLEM

    YEP, SUM1 IS REALLY MAD AT US. MAN HAS BROUGHT ALL THESE ISSUES N PROBLEMS ON HIMSELF. IT IS GONA GET WORSER. I’M GOING TO PRAY FOR EVERYONE IN THIS WORLD CUZ NOBODY IS SAFE FROM THESE NATURAL DISASTERS OR HUMAN MADE DISASTERS.

  • Robert

    @libhomo.I don,t think these selfish companies care if you boycott them or not.They make 250 billion every quarter.I work for ARCO/BP as a transport fuel driver in LA.,and I did in Chicago.As a fleet-we made the BP-500 million per year in Chicago,and they still let us go,which is why I transferred out here in LA.Believe it or not,these oil companies control everything-including the government.Why you think They waited so long to say something.

  • http://corvedacosta.wordpress.com Corve DaCosta

    bad luck is contagious

  • UnknownGirl

    This is so sad, we will pay dearly for the abuse and destruction of this world

  • Robert

    @Corve DaCosta Tell me about it.I work for them as a driver.I cover the BP patch up on my fire resistant long sleeve shirt with black tape

  • urmajesty09

    It only gets worse from here….

  • Ima tell it like it is....

    Nothing but the white specie at its best….beware

  • MOTHERSHIP

    It only shows research and investing in alternate, eco-friendly sources for energy needed to be done long ago, but no, greed for profits trumped that and this is the end result. I know one thing, disrupt God’s order and you will feel his wrath and it won’t be pretty. Stay tuned.

  • GODS CHILD

    This is definitely sad. This is a way to try n ruin Obama all because alot of “people” dont like that he is the president. What happened to loving and caring for the world? This is to make sure that Obama gets faulted for these spills. The first one may been a mistake but now its beginning to be on purpose. Little do people know, the are ruining places that their kids and other relatives go by. This is only hurting them. Get the hate out of ur heart because its not hurting anyone but the ppl who hate all the time. I swear these things seem to be the sign of the times. Not just because of this, but because people dont know how to respect and care for their community or the United States.

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