Chevron Settles Puerto Rico Enviro Suit For $5.8M

Law360, New York (July 26, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT) -- Chevron Puerto Rico LLC will spend $5.2 million on leak detection improvements and pay a $600,000 penalty to resolve alleged violations covering about 100 underground storage tank facilities in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

The government had accused Chevron of several breaches of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, including failing to provide release detection for the tanks, pressurized piping and appropriate overfill protection equipment, and falling short on testing and record-keeping requirements.

A complaint against the company was filed in Puerto...
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