Andarko Will Pay $1 Million for Oil Spills


     (CN) – Anadarko Petroleum and two related oil companies will pay more than $1 million in civil penalties and revise its spill prevention and containment plans to settle complaints with the U.S. EPA and Justice Department.

     The spill prevention plan is expected to cost the company $8 million.
     The federal government claimed Anadarko discharging harmful quantities of oil from its facility in Wyoming more than 35 time from 2003 to 2008, in violation of the Clean Water Act.
     The consent decree for the settlement was filed in the U.S. District Court in Cheyenne, Wyo., and must be followed by a 30-day public comment period and court approval.

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