Wyo refinery agrees to multimillion-dollar settlement

Sinclair Refinery in Sinclair, Wyoming. Photo by Scott Kane.

 

Casper Star-Tribune reports: $5.4 million settlement for Sinclair Refinery violations

By JEREMY FUGLEBERG Star-Tribune energy reporter

The owner of an oil refinery near Rawlins with a raft of pollution problems in recent years has agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement with state regulators regarding a 2010 incident that killed dozens of birds.

Sinclair Wyoming Refinery Co. will pay $850,000 for releasing oil into a wastewater evaporation pond at its refinery, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality announced Monday.

Sinclair also agreed to spend $4.5 million on equipment upgrades and training.

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