Processing Magazine

Refinery will fight $6.8 million EPA fine

November 17, 2009
The Associated Press reports that a Wyoming refinery says it plans to fight the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency''s nearly $7 million fine levied for allegedly dumping hazardous waste into a pond designed to hold storm water. In 2000, the Cheyenne refinery cleaned sludge from the pond and sent it to a toxic waste landfill. Since then, the refinery has continued to use the pond to collect hazardous waste. The EPA cited the company for having an inadequate liner. But company spokeswoman Kristine Boyd has said Frontier has spent $15 million to improve the pond this year. Frontier Oil plans to file its response to the EPA''s enforcement action this week.