EPA Says Oil Refinery Is Polluting Ark. Waterways

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hit Lion Oil Co. with allegations in federal court on Tuesday that its crude oil refinery in Arkansas allowed heavy metals and other pollutants to seep into nearby waterways in excess of permitted levels.

The complaint claims that Lion’s petroleum facility in El Dorado, Ark. has discharged zinc, lead, selenium, sulfate and other dissolved solids into a tributary of Ouchita River on dozens of occasions from January 2010 through March 2013 in violation of effluent discharge limits laid out in its...
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