Crude Oil Spill

Thursday's tanker truck accident in Parley's Canyon, which led to the spill of up to 4,000 gallons of oil, drew attention again to the problems of transporting oil from the Uintah Basin to Salt Lake.
The Tesoro Company is proposing a pipeline as an alternative. But as County Council member Claudia McMullin noted, the county is trying to come up with a stronger ordinance to govern the pipeline construction. Rick Brough has more.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Health and environment officials say there's no risk to Salt Lake City area drinking water from a crude oil spill on Interstate 80 earlier Wednesday.

The Salt Lake County Health Department and Salt Lake City Public Utilities said Wednesday afternoon that the spill in Parley's Creek can be cleaned up before it hits the reservoirs that provide drinking water.

The crash Wednesday morning snarled westbound traffic on the highway and sent two drivers to the hospital with minor injuries.