$1M Resolves ConocoPhillips' Clean Water Violations

Law360, New York (April 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Oil company ConocoPhillips will shell out $1.2 million to settle alleged Clean Water Act violations regarding waste discharges at its petroleum refinery in Borger, Texas.

The U.S. Department of Justice, which filed the complaint simultaneously with the consent decree on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, claimed that ConocoPhillips breached discharge limits more than 2,000 times between 1999 and 2006.

The facility allegedly discharged selenium and effluent waste into U.S. waters. Selenium is a natural component of crude oil that...
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