EPA TIGHTENS ENFORCEMENT ON USE OF UNLINED PITS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Texaco Inc. to close all of its unlined pits that may endanger surface or ground water quality on Navajo Indian acreage in three western states. The Texaco order is the first action in a joint EPA and Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Administration (Navajo EPA) campaign to close all unlined pits that may harm ground and surface waters on Navajo land in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.

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