INDUSTRY BRIEFS

04/17/1995
SPILLS A U.S. FEDERAL GRAND JURY indicted three companies and one of the companies' top managers for allegedly violating federal law in a 1994 oil spill off Puerto Rico. New Jersey based Bunker Group Inc.'s (BGI) Morris J. Bergman barge ran aground Jan. 7, 1994, off northern Escambron Beach, spilling about 18,000 bbl of heavy oil, after a faulty tug tow cable snapped. Charged with violations of several U.S. environmental laws were BGI, Bunker Group of Puerto Rico (BGPR), New England Marine Services, and BGPR General Manager Pedro Rivera. Puerto Rico spent $81 million cleaning up the spill. WORLD BANK completed negotiations on a $99 million loan t...
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