BP Unit Must Step Up Wastewater Monitoring: EPA

Law360, New York (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a BP PLC unit operating in American Samoa to monitor its wastewater discharge from a petroleum storage terminal as required by its permit for the station after finding that the company had "rarely" done so since the permit took effect in 2003.

In an administrative order issued in March, the EPA told BP South-West Pacific Ltd. that it must set up a new self-monitoring program in addition to meeting the existing requirements under the previous wastewater discharge permit, the...
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