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

Innovative carbon-neutral wastewater treatment plant unveiled in California

The EPA recently joined the Bureau of Reclamation, California Energy Commission and Congressman Col. Paul Cook at the ceremonial start of Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority's carbon-neutral energy project located at ITS wastewater treatment facility in Victorville, Calif.

Scottish Water to spend £3.5 billion on infrastructure improvements

Utility Scottish Water will invest £3.5 billion investment over six years to improve drinking water supplies, wastewater discharge and water mains...

Conquering Everest’s water contamination problem

A Ball State University team from Indiana is working to bring clean drinking water to a small, isolated community in mountainous Nepal that lies in the middle of the heavily congested pathway to Mount Everest...

MD counties to undergo major six-year water, wastewater design project

Louis Berger has been awarded a $4-million, three-year contract with the Washington Sanitary Suburban Commission for a water and sewer design project focusing on financing water and sewer reconstruction programs and inspection and repair of critical water and sewer infrastructure.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA