BP Flouted State Gas Tank Safety Regs, Calif. AG Suit Says

Law360, New York (February 4, 2013, 7:07 PM EST) -- California's state and county officials are accusing BP PLC units of violating state hazardous materials laws by tampering with leak detection devices and failing to sufficiently maintain and inspect gasoline storage tanks at more than 780 service stations, according to a suit lodged in state court on Friday.

BP officials told employees at Atlantic Richfield Co. gas stations throughout the state to keep its gasoline detection sensors at an illegal level, preventing the devices from detecting a fuel leak early enough to allow for sufficient response...
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