Marathon Pipe Line to pay $335,000 in federal, state penalties for pipeline spill

March 27, 2018
Clean Water Act violations stem from 2016 spill to Wabash River on Illinois-Indiana border.

CHICAGO MARCH 27, 2018 -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement with Marathon Pipe Line LLC to resolve Clean Water Act violations stemming from its 2016 spill to the Wabash River. The company, which transports petroleum products from its refinery in Robinson, Ill. to Mt. Vernon, Ind., will pay federal ($226,000) and state ($109,000) civil penalties totaling $335,000.

In April 2016, Marathon released more than 35,800 gallons of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel to the Wabash River near Crawleyville, Ind., when its 10-inch Robinson-Mt. Vernon pipeline failed. Marathon cleaned up the oil and took steps to prevent future releases.

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