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State DOT settles alleged storage tank violations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Department of Transportation has settled allegations that it violated federal regulations for underground storage tanks.

The Environmental Protection Agency says the state agency agreed to pay a $30,000 penalty and make statewide improvements to its tank monitoring procedures.

The Department of Transportation was cited by the EPA for failing to comply with safeguards designed to prevent, detect and control leaks of hazardous substances such as petroleum from underground tanks.

The alleged violations occurred at 10 facilities operated by the Division of Highways in Barboursville, Berkeley Springs, Buckhannon, Forest Hill, Gassaway, Harrisville, New Creek, Peterson, Wilkinson, and Williamson.

 


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