SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - One year ago, 800 barrels of crude oil spilled into Salt Lake's Red Butte Creek and was carried downstream.
Today, 778 barrels have been cleaned up and that leaves questions unanswered for some who live along the creek.
"We just want to know what's going on. Why the booms are still in the water. Did they really clean up as good as they said they would?" said Grant Taylor who lives by the Creek.
A ten inch pipe broke June 12 last year spewing more than 33,000 gallons of black crude in the creek over a six hours period.
Taylor took ABC 4 to the Red Butte Creek in his back yard. An oil boom placed in the water a year ago remains.
"We would like Chevron to tell us what the booms are doing. How long we can expect them in the water? Are they going to be doing anything else this summer as far as additional cleanup?" said Taylor.
His questions remain unanswered one year after the oil spill.
Unanswered questions is the biggest concern neighbors have.
One of their biggest questions is about the safety of the water.
Chevron did not return our calls so we turned to Salt Lake City Public Utilities Director Jeff Niermeyer for answers. He said, "We have testing done to date that shows that it's not returned to a healthy stream environment."
So unhealthy in fact some of the smallest creatures about the size of a pencil dot have not returned to the creek.
"That's really the base of the food chain on a healthy stream and with out it there the stream has a hard time being healthy," said Niermeyer.
Salt Lake City leaders say their holding Chevron accountable for this problem.
Niermeyer says Chevron is responsible to make a plan to make the Creek Healthy again. It is responsible to test the water and continue cleaning until is reaches this goal.
The process is expected to take another two years.