Ten companies fined in oil spill crackdown
Ten firms have been hit with fines after being caught flouting environmental laws on oil storage.
America's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discovered a variety of violations including unqualified staff, lack of safety plans and containment bypass valves not closed.
Details of the fines were released this week by the EPA:
Griffin Crane and Steel Service, of Pearl River, fined $1,750.
Wilco Marsh Buggies & Draglines, of Harvey, fined $1,500.
Kajun Truck Plaza, of Golden Meadow, fined $1,500.
Kajun Sportsman, of Golden Meadow, fined $1,450.
Chef Harbor, of New Orleans, fined $1,000.
American Vacuum, of Morgan City, fined $900.
Parish Concrete, of Mandeville, fined $900.
C&M Bayou Fuel Dock, of Lafitte fined $850.
Ocean Marine Contractors, of Morgan City, fined $800.
Professional Construction Services, of New Orleans, fined $700.
As part of the fine the companies have provided proof to the EPA that all deficiencies have been corrected.
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