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Thousands of gallons of oil spill near Price River

Jul 13, 2018, 11:52 AM
Utah DEQ...
Utah DEQ

CARBONVILLE, Carbon County — The EPA is monitoring a crude oil spill.

A tanker truck crashed Thursday night on SR 6, and the cleanup efforts have taken hours.

The Utah Highway Patrol says the truck driver told investigators he got confused going through a construction zone, and headed into oncoming traffic. He hit the bridge and rolled.

It spilled around 8,000 gallons of waxy oil, some of which flowed into the Price River.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>.<a href=”https://twitter.com/UtahDEQ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@UtahDEQ</a> and <a href=”https://twitter.com/EPA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@EPA</a> are on site and helping coordinate the cleanup.<br><br>Workers are placing booms to contain the spill. Crews from <a href=”https://twitter.com/UtahDEQ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@UtahDEQ</a>&#39;s Division of Water Quality are testing the water.<br><br>Most of the oil was contained on the bridge with a dirt berm around the storm drain. <a href=”https://t.co/sCBVyzdoN5″>pic.twitter.com/sCBVyzdoN5</a></p>&mdash; Utah DEQ (@UtahDEQ) <a href=”https://twitter.com/UtahDEQ/status/1017825492508930048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>July 13, 2018</a></blockquote>
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It is a significant cleanup, but authorities say the spill is not affecting drinking water or agricultural water.

 

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>VIDEO: Utah Highway Patrol says tanker truck driver told investigators that he got confused while driving through a construction zone and headed into oncoming traffic. The crash spilled 8,000 gallons of waxy crude oil. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/EPA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#EPA</a> is monitoring situation. <a href=”https://twitter.com/KSL5TV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@KSL5TV</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/KSLcom?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@KSLcom</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/kslnewsradio?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@kslnewsradio</a> <a href=”https://t.co/IllWNYYTlX”>pic.twitter.com/IllWNYYTlX</a></p>&mdash; Ladd Egan (@laddegan) <a href=”https://twitter.com/laddegan/status/1017815759051821056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>July 13, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Thousands of gallons of oil spill near Price River