Crews flush Red Butte Creek for 2nd time

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Cleanup crews flushed Red Butte Creek for a second time Thursday in an attempt to get rid of oil residue left behind from a June spill.

Chevron crews pumped thousands of gallons of water into the creek, raising water levels for just over two hours by as much as a foot in some places. Crews then used absorbent booms to capture any residual oil.

Chevron officials say they have already collected close to 700 of the 800 barrels of oil that spilled into the creek. Roughly 33,000 gallons of oil flowed into the water when a pipeline leaked last month.

This is the second flush of the creek since the spill.

Chevron was cited Wednesday.

State officials will meet with the company Thursday.


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