Greka Hit With $8.5M Suit Over Cleanup Order

Law360, New York (July 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California agency has slapped Greka Oil & Gas Inc. with an $8.5 million lawsuit for allegedly failing to comply with a cleanup and abatement order, thus adding to the embattled company's legal woes.

The complaint, filed earlier this week by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, accuses Greka of not properly removing hazardous wastes and soils impacted by spills of crude oil and other pollutants, as it was told to do in December 2006.

A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Oct. 16...
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