Pipeline that leaked fuel near Willard Bay fixed

A Tuesday, March 26, 2013 photo provided by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah shows a baby beaver receiving its first bath just after it's arrival at the Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert is calling Chevron's latest pipeline spill unacceptable. Herbert appeared angry Thursday, March 28, 2013, telling reporters he will make certain Chevron cleans up the mess. The leak is Chevron's third in Utah in the last three years. State officials are crediting a beaver dam for containing the fuel spill at Willard Bay State Park, but it left a family of beavers with petroleum burns. (AP Photo/Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah)

WILLARD (AP) – A pipeline that leaked 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel near northern Utah’s Willard Bay State Park has passed a federally mandated pressure test required to make it fully operational again.

The pipeline owned by a subsidiary of Chevron Corp. extends from Salt Lake City to Spokane, Wash.

Chevron Pipe Line Co. spokesman Gareth Johnstone says the company hopes to resume operations at reduced capacity Saturday.

The 8-inch pipeline is required to hold 2,600 pounds per square inch of water for 30 minutes, but it failed after six minutes during Monday’s initial test.

Johnstone says another test Friday secured the necessary permission from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to place the line back in service.

The pipeline failed March 18, spilling diesel fuel into the ground and marshes.

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