Coffeyville refinery to pay more than $2 million for oil spill during 2007 flood
02/12/2013 3:34 PM
02/12/2013 3:56 PM
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.
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.