Monday, April 11, 2005

Environmental Settlement

Mobil Exploration & Producing U.S. Inc. has agreed to settle with the DOJ and EPA on clean air act violations.  The DOJ press release states that:

"The company will pay a $350,000 penalty and spend about $500,000 on operation improvements to control air pollution at its oil field.

"Mobil will also spend $99,849 on a public health project that will provide X-ray equipment, an X-ray processor and a pulmonary function testing machine to the Montezuma Creek Community Health Center in Montezuma Creek, Utah."

The government had filed a complaint in the US District Court of Utah alleging "that Mobil operated unpermitted equipment, exceeded air pollution emission limits for sulfur dioxide and volatile organic compounds, failed to monitor its main flare and equipment leaks, and failed to notify the EPA that the company was demolishing its gas plant that may have contained asbestos."

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