Category:San Juan River oil spill (Utah)
English: A burst oil pipeline caused a large oil spill into the San Juan River, in southeastern Utah (Southwestern U.S.) in 1972.
- 285,000 U.S. gallons of crude oil flowed 200 miles (320 km) downstream through Utah, before being temporarily contained by an oil containment boom in Monument Valley, in October 1972.
- Later, winter floods caused much of the oil to overflow the boom into Lake Powell reservoir on the Colorado River.
- The Texas-New Mexico Pipeline Company was responsible, but five Government agencies were also involved in the clean-up in the Canyon Lands region.
Media in category "San Juan River oil spill (Utah)"
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- At Log Boom on San Juan River, in a Remote Area of Monument Valley, 10-1972 (3814972378).jpg 3,000 × 2,018; 1.07 MB
- EPA Supervised Clean - Up of the San Juan River Oil Spill, 10-1972 (3814163381).jpg 2,013 × 3,000; 681 KB
- Oil Slick on the San Juan River Just Above Log Boom...10-1972 (3814162743).jpg 2,026 × 3,000; 692 KB