Sinclair Oil Fined $5.5M For Violating Clean Water Act

Law360, New York (April 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sinclair Oil and two of its former managers will pay $5.5 million for felony violations of the Clean Water Act related to the operation of its Oklahoma subsidiary, Sinclair Tulsa Refining Co.

The Department of Justice accused Sinclair Oil and former managers Harmon Connell and John Kapura of manipulating wastewater flows and discharges in order to meet biotoxicity standards during mandatory testing.

Wastewater discharges into the Arkansas River were manipulated twice in 2003 so that water samples would get better scores in mandatory environmental testing by...
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