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Photos show lawn care truck dumping chemicals in West Valley City

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Posted at 9:30 PM, Aug 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-29 23:30:31-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – West Valley Police and health department officials are investigating after an illegal dumping incident in West Valley City Friday night.

A resident sent the images above and said they observed a lawn care company’s truck dumping a greenish liquid into the gutter.

Hazardous material crews later determined the liquid to be fertilizer and weed killing chemicals. Firefighters were able to keep the liquid from reaching storm drains.

Officials said it is estimated between 25 and 50 gallons were dumped. Investigators are working to determine whether the company will face criminal charges or fines in connection with the incident.