Timeline: Red Butte Creek Oil Spills

This is a timeline of significant events associated with the two recent Chevron oil spills in the Red Butte area.

First Oil Spill: June 12, 2010

June 1, 2011

April 6, 2011

March 17, 2011

  • DWQ’s Responses to Chevron’s Notice of Violation Responses to First and Second Spill

January 25, 2011

December 9, 2010

November 30, 2010

August 26, 2010

July 28, 2010

July 15, 2010

July 13, 2010

July 12, 2010

June 22, 2010

  • Water Tests Indicate Some Threat to Aquatic Life; Spill Contained Largely in Red Butte Creek

June 21, 2010

  • Hole Size Revised
  • Unified Command Outlines Recovery Plan, Pipeline Starts Up

June 20, 2010

June 19, 2010

  • Unified Command Approves Test of Pipeline

June 18, 2010

June 17, 2010

  • Additional Water Quality Tests Show No Immediate Threat

June 16. 2010

June 15, 2010

June 14, 2010

June 13, 2010

  • Salt Lake City Issued Media Advisory

June 12, 2010

  • First Red Butte Oil Spill

Second Oil Spill: December 2, 2010

January 25, 2011

January 20, 2011

December 16, 2011

December 12, 2010

December 9, 2010

December 7, 2010

December 6, 2010

  • Cleanup Continues, Water/Soil Tests to be Reviewed

December 2, 2010