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EPA Orders Maverick Energy Services, Inc. to Cease Discharge of Pollutants

Release Date: 05/27/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Anthony Suttice at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – May 27, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a cease and desist administrative order to Maverick Energy Services, Inc. of Holdenville, Oklahoma, for violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

On May 11, 2009, an EPA inspection of the company’s soil farming facility in Hughes County, Oklahoma, found an unauthorized discharge of drilling mud into a tributary of Elm Creek.

Based on this inspection, Maverick Energy Services, Inc. has been ordered to cease all discharges of pollutants from the facility, remove all drilling mud from the tributary of Elm Creek, and within 30 days provide written certification to EPA 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/may2009.html

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