The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be fining a compounds and chemicals facility in Pittsburgh for an inadequate spill prevention plan. The EPA found that Koppers Inc. did not have proper procedures in place to contain leaks or spills. The company has over 18 million gallons of oil at any given time that could leak or spill. Furthermore, the facility is about 50 yards from the Ohio River, which is a large source of drinking water.
The EPA has yet to determine a penalty amount but in the meantime Koppers has agreed to do the following:
A Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures plan is designed to help prevent oil spills from certain aboveground and underground storage tanks. In particular, the regulation applies to non-transportation-related facilities that:
Have more questions? Contact SRP Environmental to help ensure that your SPCC plan is in compliance. Call us at (318) 222-2364.