Marathon Settles Pipeline Spill Case

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 06:04 PM gHale

Marathon Pipe Line, unit of Marathon Petroleum Corp., agreed to pay $335,000 in federal, state and civil penalties to resolve Clean Water Act violations stemming from a 2016 spill in the Wabash River, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said.

Marathon released more than 35,800 gallons of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel to the Wabash River near Crawleyville, Indiana, when one of its pipelines failed, EPA said in a statement.

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The fine and settlement comes on the heels of a new pipeline spill in Indiana where 1,000 barrels, or 42,000 gallons, of diesel fuel entered Big Creek, which feeds into the Wabash River.

Marathon manages the Indiana pipeline.

The recent spill started in small creek that feeds into the Wabash River. However, it looks like workers were able to contain it in the creek.



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