EPA Issues Removal And Reimbursement Action For Tennessee Oil Spill

Date: August 22, 2002

Source: News Room

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an order for a removal action and reimbursement of removal costs incurred by the United States to Pryor Oil Company, Inc. for its Howard White Unit #1 in northeastern Tennessee. The company is required to immediately remove an oil discharge in order to prevent a substantially larger release. The Howard White Unit suffered an oil flow on July 20; a fire started in the oil and burned forest areas nearby. The Clear Creek area damaged during the spill is a federally designated critical habitat.

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