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Lion Oil Company Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

Release Date: 08/04/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Anthony Suttice at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – August 4, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined the Lion Oil Company of El Dorado, Arkansas, $3,000 for violating the federal Clean Water Act. Today’s announcement settles a Clean Water Act violation for a 900-gallon oil spill into Loutre Creek which enters Bayou de Loutre in Union County, Arkansas. Bayou de Loutre discharges to the Ouachita River. The settlement requires the Lion Oil Company to pay the fine, investigate the cause of the spill, clean up the spill and take corrective actions that will prevent future violations.

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