Frontier Refining Challenges EPA's $7M Pond Fine

Law360, New York (November 24, 2009, 1:29 PM EST) -- Frontier Refining Inc. has contested the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s fine of nearly $7 million for allegedly dumping harmful waste into a water treatment pond that was not properly built to prevent and detect leaks.

The Cheyenne, Wyo.-based petroleum facility filed a response last week to the EPA’s allegations, arguing that it did not believe the use of the pond structure has caused damage.

“We continue to believe this water treatment pond was properly designed and constructed for its purpose of temporarily storing refinery process wastewaters,”...
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