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EPA Orders Garry Davis Oil, LLC to Stop Discharging

Release Date: 04/28/2010
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – April 28, 2010) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a cease and desist administrative order to Garry Davis Oil, LLC of Tonkawa, Oklahoma, for violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

A March 25, 2010, EPA inspection of the company’s oil field production and brine disposal facility in Kay County, Oklahoma, found an unauthorized discharge of oil field brine and produced wastewater generated by oil production activities into the Chikaskia River. The inspection also revealed that water located at the discharge point of entry into the Chikaskia River was contaminated with brine discharges and salts.

Based on these findings, Garry Davis Oil, LLC has been ordered to cease all discharges of pollutants from the facility, remove all brine and contaminated soils from the flow path located between the facility and the discharge point of entry into the Chikaskia River, and within 30 days provide written certification that these activities have been completed.

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/apr2010.html

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