Tuesday, September 8, 2015

settlement for water violations

Murphy Oil agrees to a $22,988 settlement for the oil discharges into local waters.
Amount is said to represent the Department’s enforcement costs.
There is nothing proposed for the St Bernard community or the water quality.

The agreement includes settlement for the December 9, 2009 oil discharge into the local neighborhood canal, known as the 20 arpent canal, and other violations, such as failure to sample various outfalls at different times, spill into river, and failure to calibrate or perform maintenance procedures at other times.

Link to LDEQ settlement document 9880360 dated August 2015

In more recent time, the new owner,Valero Energy, reported a discharge of 6,900 gallons of “treated” waste water on June 8, 2015 "due to a power outage".

LDEQ EDMS document 9811488

The more things change the more they remain the same.

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