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EPA Orders Williford Resources, LLC to Cease Discharge of Pollutants

Release Date: 06/26/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Anthony Suttice at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – June 26, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a cease and desist administrative order to Williford Resources, LLC of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

On June 20, 2009, an EPA inspection of the company’s oil field production facility in Carter County, Oklahoma, found an unauthorized discharge of oil field brine generated by production activities into Demijohn Creek. The inspection revealed that water located at the discharge point of entry into Demijohn Creek was contaminated from brine discharges and salts.

Based on these findings, Williford Resources, LLC has been ordered to cease all discharges of pollutants from the facility, remove all brine from the flow path located between the facility and Demijohn 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/jun2009.html

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