US Phillips 66 pays for wastewater violations at Montana refinery

18 July 2013 18:48  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US producer Phillips 66 has paid $17,075 to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) as a resolution to violations of its wastewater discharge permit at its Billings refinery, according to information made available on Thursday.

The violations for excessive residual chlorine in wastewater occurred in December 2010, while violations for exceeding the oil and grease limit took place in October 2012, the DEQ said.

The water was required by law to be chlorinated for disinfection, but Phillips 66 failed to adequately remove the residual chlorine when the tank was drained, the DEQ said.

Phillips 66 has implemented new procedures to prevent future residual chlorine violations, said John Arrigo, administrator of the DEQ’s Enforcement Division.

By: Jeremy Pafford
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