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Chaparral Energy, LLC, Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

Release Date: 10/21/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – October 21, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Chaparral Energy, LLC, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, $10,900 for violating the federal Clean Water Act. Today’s announcement settles a Clean Water Act violation for a 6,500-gallon oil spill into Hay Creek, a tributary to the Arkansas River, and adjoining shorelines, in Osage County, Oklahoma, on March 29, 2009.

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/oct2009.html

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