On Thursday, April 12, 2012, ECI received the call for responding to a tractor trailer that left Highway 44 and plummeted 60 feet down into a ravine located about five miles south of Manila, Utah. On board were 12 – 320 gallon totes containing a Chlorite Disinfectant Solution. As a result of the crash, the tractor trailer landed upside down, which damaged the 12 totes releasing their contents into the environment. Due to the chlorite being released into a ravine, the chlorite solution traveled through small creek beds and into Sheep Creek, and a minimal amount may have reached Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Enviro Care has been tasked with excavating all contaminated soils, washes, creek beds affected by the release and restore the areas back to their original state. We are working closely with the Utah Highway Patrol, Daggett County Sheriff’s Office, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and U.S. Department of Forestry to ensure that all contamination is removed with minimal impacts to the environment. Estimated on site time to complete these tasks: Four Weeks
Link to Salt Lake Tribune: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/53914237-78/utah-flaming-gorge-spill.html.csp