ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS CITED AT W. VA. REFINERY

The U.S. government has sued Quaker State Corp., alleging hazardous waste violations at its Newell, W.Va., refinery after more than 1 ft of petroleum was found in groundwater underlying the site. At the same time, the Environmental Protection Agency Region III office in Philadelphia issued a unilateral order directing Quaker State to begin cleaning up all hazardous waste releases at the 10,500 b/cd refinery.

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