- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State environmental regulators say a small oil slick on a creek in south Salt Lake City is motor oil, but poses no danger.

The Department of Environmental Quality originally said the oily sheen of pollution detected on Mill Creek last week was vegetable oil after initial tests indicated it was not a petroleum product.

But officials said Wednesday new tests confirmed it is diluted motor oil.

The oil has been seeping into the creek from a storm drain near 3300 South and 700 East.

Salt Lake County Health Department enforcement coordinator Ron Lund says it’s such a low concentration that it poses no health or safety concerns. He told the Deseret News (https://tinyurl.com/ofj2ywp) it’s similar to the amount of oil that runs off roads during a rainstorm.


Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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