A leak in a Chevron Corp.-owned oil pipeline in Salt Lake City sent as much as 500 barrels of crude oil (27,500 gallons) into a creek late Friday and early Saturday before work crews stopped the flow, according to a statement from the mayor's office.
The city government estimated that the oil was leaking from the 10-inch pipeline for several hours before the company was aware of it.
A clean-up worker walks along the source of an oil pipe line break in Salt Lake City
An oil-soaked goose tries to wipe oil from its feathers by a pond in Liberty Park in Salt Lake City.
This is exactly what we are afraid of with the Colonial pipeline running under the Coosa River in Vincent, Alabama when the quarry begins blasting and deep, massive excavations.
But, it will probably be worse in our area, due to the aging infrastructure of the pipelines, sheer volumes and high pressure these lines have.