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March 30, 2022: World Oil Refining Fined Thousands for Clean Water Act Violations

Lunday-Thagard Company, dba World Oil Refining, has been ordered to pay $112,673 in fines for violating the Clean Water Act.
EPA claims the company failed to implement tank and facility inspections, perform inspections and conduct integrity tests on tanks in accordance with industry standards, promptly correct visible discharges which result in a loss of oil from containers, and failed to develop an adequate Facility Response Plan (FRP) to respond to oil spills.
EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator, Marth Guzman, said “This enforcement action reflects EPA’s continued commitment to ensuring facilities like World Oil refinery comply with federal clean water laws and prevent unnecessary oil spills. Actions like this are key to protecting our waterways and surrounding communities.”

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