Concert moved from Red Butte due to oil spill cleanup
Updated: 5/27/2011 12:23 pm | Published: 5/27/2011 12:21 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Moody Blues concert is being moved to a different venue in Salt Lake City while cleanup continues at the site of Chevron's second oil spill.
Red Butte Garden officials say Sunday's concert will be indoors at EnergySolutions Arena.
In December, about 500 barrels of oil spilled from a leaky valve along the 10-inch pipeline that delivers crude from Colorado to Chevron's Salt Lake City refinery. The spill came six months after 32,000 gallons spilled nearby from the same pipeline.
The second spill was at the entrance to the outdoor amphitheater and gardens. Red Butte spokesman Derrek Hanson says Chevron crews had to dig deep to remove contaminated soil. Areas around the entrance and concessions are still being restored, and the venue should be ready for a June 12 concert.
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