Tesoro Explosion Subject Of EPA Criminal Probe

Law360, New York (November 9, 2010, 4:32 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Criminal Enforcement has launched an investigation into a Tesoro Corp. refinery in Washington state where an April 2 explosion killed seven workers and resulted in a $2.39 million fine.

EPA spokesman Mark MacIntyre confirmed Tuesday that the agency's criminal division has opened an investigation into the Anacortes, Wash., facility.

Tesoro previously announced the investigation in its Nov. 4 quarterly filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, but did not specify whether the EPA's civil or criminal division was...
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