North marina reopens at Willard Bay

Posted at 8:36 PM, Jul 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-23 22:38:02-04

WILLARD BAY, Utah – Portions of Willard Bay have been reopened several months after a nearby Chevron pipeline broke and spilled about 27,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the area.

The state park’s north marina is open again for boat launching, day use and camping.

Officials with the Division of Environmental Quality said they have processed water and soil samples and determined the north marina is safe.  Part of Eagle Beach and other areas remain closed for rehabilitation.

Since the break, the pipeline was sold by Chevron to Tesoro for $355 million. The pipeline has been repaired and is back in service.