About 8,200 gallons of hydrochloric acid leaked from a tank at a Kennecott facility in Magna following Wednesday morning’s earthquake.
Unified Fire Authority Chief Dan Petersen said most of the chemical, which leaked out of a 12,000-gallon tank, was contained to a catch basin in the facility. It was fully contained within the Kennecott building, he said.
Officials were concerned that the chemical would mix with another chemical and become more hazardous, but that was not the case Wednesday, Petersen said.
A chemical plume dissipated from the facility but was flowing north over the Great Salt Lake and did not impact the public, Petersen said.
UFA crews have turned the scene back over to Kennecott personnel, but six hazmat crews were remaining at the scene to monitor the situation, he added.
State Route 201 will be closed in the area as crews continue cleaning up the