Multinational company settles CWA violations at two major locations

Sponsored by

LENEXA, KS, Aug. 15, 2014 -- Cargill Incorporated, a privately-held multinational corporation headquartered in Minnetonka, Minn., has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) at two different large oil storage facilities located in the cities of Blair, Neb., and Eddyville, Iowa.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified the lack of a response plan during site visits in 2013 at both of Cargill's facilities. Each plant required a Facility Response Plan (FRP) because the storage capacity of its denatured ethanol tanks exceeded 1 million gallons. Combined, the two facilities have a total estimated storage capacity of more than 7 million gallons.

As a result of the visits, Cargill submitted signed and effective FRPs in June 2014. Further, through the settlement with EPA Region 7, Cargill will pay a civil penalty of $187,500 to the United States.

The CWA requires facilities that store large quantities of oil to develop an FRP that outlines procedures for addressing worst-case discharges of oil. By being prepared and by conducting required response drills, facilities are better situated to prevent environmental harm from such releases.

See also:

"Archer Daniels settles CWA violations at five large oil storage plants across U.S."

"Historic CWA settlement to prevent millions of gallons of sewage discharges into SF Bay"

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

CA city deploys smart water software for improved decision support, capital planning

In an effort to prioritize main replacement, coordinate outage response, pinpoint capacity deficiencies, and identify optimal flushing locations in the city of Santa Ana, Calif., the Santa Ana Public Works Agency is adopting Sedaru smart water enterprise software from IDModeling, Inc.

Water Council names first director of finance and operations

The Water Council announced that it has officially named Amy Jensen as the organization's first director of finance and operations, effective April 1, 2015.

Biotechnology breakthroughs expanding opportunities in water market, report finds

According to a new Insight Report from BlueTech Research, exciting market opportunities are opening up for the water and wastewater industry following breakthroughs in advanced biotechnology.

Ontario WWTP receives first ISI Envision sustainable infrastructure award in Canada

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure announced that the Grand Bend Area Wastewater Treatment Facility, located in Ontario, Canada, has earned the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system's Platinum award.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA