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EPA Orders RAM Energy Resources, Inc. to Stop Discharging

Release Date: 06/28/2010
Contact Information: contact Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – June 28, 2010) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a cease and desist administrative order to RAM Energy Resources, Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

A May 13, 2010, EPA inspection of the company’s oil field production facility in Wichita County, Texas, found an unauthorized discharge of oil field brine and produced wastewater generated by oil production activities into Long Creek. The inspection also revealed that water located at the discharge point of entry into Long Creek was contaminated with brine discharges and salts.

Based on these findings, RAM Energy Resources, Inc. has been ordered to cease all discharges of pollutants from the facility, remove all brine from the flow path located between the facility and Long Creek, 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/jun2010.html

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