A refinery in Coffeyville has agreed to pay more than $2 million for allowing 2,145 barrels of crude oil and fuel to flow into the Verdigris River during a 2007 flood.
Coffeyville Resources Refining and Marketing will pay a $556,244 civil penalty for violating the Clean Water Act on July 1, 2007, according to a news release from the Environmental Protection Agency. It also will pay $1.7 million to reimburse the federal government for its emergency response to contain the oil that spilled into the river. The oily floodwater also coated a surrounding residential neighborhood. The company also has agreed to train its employees on ways to property shut down the refinery in the event of a flood.