YAKIMA, Wash. — A settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that Wondrack Distributing Inc. violated federal oil spill prevention and response rules at its Yakima, Wash. fuel distribution facility, according to a press release.
EPA found multiple violations of Clean Water Act spill prevention rules and spill response requirements at the facility, noted the release.
“Companies that store large amounts of fuel must be prepared to prevent and respond to fuel spills to protect people’s health and the environment," said Jeff KenKnight, manager of EPA Region 10 wastewater permits compliance unit. “Companies must have comprehensive oil spill prevention and response plans in place and available to facility staff so they will be prepared if a spill occurs."
Read the entire press release here.