EPA Orders NuCo Energy To Halt Brine Discharges

Law360, New York (February 9, 2010, 2:35 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered NuCo Energy Inc. to cease brine discharges into a tributary of Adams Creek in Okmulgee County, Okla.

Tuesday's cease-and-desist order said the Beggs, Okla.-based company had been flagged for violations of the federal Clean Water Act in connection with its oil production-related operations.

According to the EPA, a Jan. 13 inspection of the company’s oil production and brine disposal at the Oklahoma facility found an unauthorized discharge of oil field brine into a tributary of the creek located in...
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