Union Pacific To Pay $1.5M Penalty For Oil Spills

Law360, New York (February 9, 2012, 5:26 PM EST) -- The Union Pacific Railroad Co. agreed to pay a $1.5 million penalty to settle allegations that it did not adequately contain certain oil and coal spills in its rail yards in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

The EPA, which said Union Pacific did not take sufficient measures to limit at least six spills between 2003 and 2004 in violation of the Clean Water Act, said $1.4 million of the penalty will go toward an Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which...
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