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Drilling Company Agrees To Pay $30,500 To EPA Over Spilled Testing Fluid

(September 10, 2015, 7:16 AM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A regional office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Sept. 3 that Repsol U.S.A. Exploration & Production Inc. (Repsol E&P USA) will pay $30,500 as a penalty for violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) when nearly 500 gallons of well testing fluids leaked onto an acre of frozen tundra in April 2013.

The leak occurred April 9, 2013, after a hose ruptured at the Qugruk well pad on the Colville River Delta. The agency explained that most of the testing fluid was collected...
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