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EPA Reaches Settlement with Yakima Fuel Distributor

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YAKIMA, Wash. - The Environmental Protection Agency says Wondrack Distributing violated federal oil spill prevention rules. 

In a settlement with the fuel distributor, the EPA says inspectors found multiple violations of Clean Water Act spill prevention rules and spill response requirements at the facility in Yakima. 

The EPA requires facilities with the potential for oil spills, and more than 1,320 gallons of aboveground fuel storage capacity, to prevent possible discharges to waterways by using  a detailed Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Plan. 

EPA inspectors at the Wondrack facility noted that a spill prevention plan had not been fully implemented, nor was it adequate for the facility, and evidence of procedures, inspection, and training were not available, nor was a complete copy of the plan.  

EPA inspectors also found that secondary fuel containment on site had breaches from unknown piping and cracks in the walls.  

The company agreed to pay a $27,522 penalty as part of the EPA settlement.