Utah officials approved a $5.35 million settlement with Chevron for a diesel fuel spill from a leaky pipeline in a state park in March 2013.

The Utah Division of Water Quality and the state’s Parks and Recreation department said $4.45 million of the settlement fund will be used on mitigation projects and for improvements to Willard Bay State Park in Willard, Utah.

A pipeline formerly owned by Chevron Pipe Line Company ruptured in March, spilling about 27,500 gallons of diesel fuel.

Chevron will also pay a civil penalty of $350,000 to the Division of Water Quality and $550,000 to the Department of Natural Resources and Utah State Parks.

Part of the park was closed during clean-up.

The payment to the park service  is intended partly to offset lost tourism revenue.

The line running through Willard Bay State Park near  Interstate 15 is now owned by Tesoro Corporation, the Salt Lake Tribune said.


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