Chevron Reaches Settlement for 2 Oil Spills

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 09:05 AM gHale


Chevron reached an $875,000 settlement with the feds after a pair of Utah oil spills in recent years.

Chevron spokesman Gareth Johnstone said the company has agreed on the settlement terms with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) resolving each of the federal penalties it faced in relation to the two spills.

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EPA officials said a June 2010 spill that dumped 33,000 gallons into Red Butte Creek and another 20,000-gallon leak near Willard Bay in 2013 violated the federal Clean Water Act.

State officials in February announced a $5.35 million settlement with Chevron over the Willard Bay leak.

Utah State Parks officials have scheduled a May 24 re-opening at the park’s north marina, which closed down after the fuel spill last year.



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