Posted: Aug 30, 2013 4:15 PM by email@example.com
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 5:12 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The MarkWest Javelina plant is ordered to pay a total of $750,000 after an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA.
The consent agreement addresses a number of violations occurring from Sept. 1, 2012 to Jan. 30, 2013. In addition to improving flare efficiency, the settlement requires that Javelina must spend more than $650,000 to improve operational reliability without increasing facility emissions and improve emission controls.
The remaining $97,500 will be used to settle a fine, after the EPA found the facility to be in violation of the Clean Air Act.
The company will also establish a 24 hour hotline to answer any community questions about flaring events at the facility.
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