Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Summit County health officials warn of possible diesel water contamination
First Published Aug 29 2014 07:50 am • Last Updated Aug 29 2014 12:30 pm

Summit County health officials on Friday cautioned water-users downstream of a crash near Echo Creek between a semi-trailer rig and an SUV hauling a trailer to keep a lookout for possible fuel contamination.

The crash occurred 5:15 p.m. Thursday on westbound Interstate 80 at mile marker 176. No injuries were reported, but the semi’s fuel tanks ruptured during the accident and leaked diesel into the creek.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

North Summit Fire District spokesman Tyler Rowser said that hazardous materials workers stopped the leak and then placed booms in the creek to help prevent any more fuel from making its way into the Weber River.

It is estimated that 70 gallons of diesel leaked from the truck, and of that 30 gallons made it into the creek.

People downstream are urged to contact the Summit County Health Department at 435-336-1500 if they see any potential contamination, such as an oil-like sheen in the water.


Twitter: @remims

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.