Jordan River contaminated by small oil spill
Updated: 5/29/2011 5:27 pm | Published: 5/29/2011 5:20 pm
MURRAY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Murray fire crews worked to contain a small oil spill that started at an auto repair shop on Sunday morning.
People walking on the Jordan River Parkway Trail noticed a sheen on the surface of the Jordan River and called the fire department around 11 a.m.
Officials were able to trace the leak back to an auto repair shop upstream where they found a 55 gallon drum of oil tipped over.
"About 20 to 30 gallons went into the river," said Murray Fire Battalion Chief Jon Harris.
Crews were able to tip the drum up and stop the leak. They also put booms down in the river to stop any additional oil from getting through.
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