West Bountiful • In the weeks since the roof of a storage tank burst at HollyFrontier and sprayed oil as far as 2½ miles away, the refinery has been sending crews out to clean cars and patio furniture, tear up grass and replace it with new sod, and repair other damage, an official said Tuesday.
In an update to the West Bountiful City Council, Engineering Manager Conrad Jenson said 405 claims were filed by businesses and residents in the wake of the Aug. 30 eruption. The refinery hired three companies to help with the cleanup and began repairing damage that night, he said.
The eruption at the refinery, 393 S. 800 West in Woods Cross, sprayed an estimated 8,400 gallons of crude into the sky. The 40-yard-wide swath of oil landed on homes, businesses and vehicles in Woods Cross, West Bountiful and Bountiful.