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Holly Refinery fined $115,000 for storing chemicals improperly
Dec 20, 2012 | 1180 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

WOODS CROSS — Holly Refinery in Woods Cross has agreed to change its practices, close a storage unit for flammable and hazardous chemicals and pay a $115,000 find in response to findings of violations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2011.

The settlement, announced today by the EPA, resolves the findings of Clean Air Act violations.

Companies using chemicals and substances which pose a potential danger to their employees and the public are responsible for having a robust risk management program in place,” said Mike Gaydosh, director of EPA’s enforcement program in Denver. “Failure to do so places the environment, employees, and the nearby community at risk.”

The EPA’s jurisdiction over these chemicals kicks in when companies such as Holly Refinery store toxic and flammable chemicals above regulatory thresholds, according to a press release from the EPA.

Read more about the EPA, air pollution in Utah and the way polluters such as refineries and automobile drivers are regulated in the Dec. 27 edition of the Clipper.

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