Fuel Storage Owner To Pay $300K Penalty For Water Pollution

Law360 (July 22, 2020, 8:08 PM EDT) -- The operator of a fuel depot in American Samoa has agreed to pay a $300,000 fine and modify its wastewater treatment practices to settle a suit alleging it repeatedly violated the Clean Water Act including during several years when its pollution discharge permit lapsed.

Without admitting fault, Pacific Energy South West Pacific LTD agreed Tuesday to the six-figure settlement in a consent decree filed concurrently with a complaint against the company, which operates a fuel terminal that fills up ships and trucks in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

The complaint alleged that Pacific Energy failed to conduct or record test results related...

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