FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug 01, 2012
Montana Refining Company Resolves Hazardous Waste Violation
Helena --- The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently settled its administrative enforcement action against Montana Refining Company, Inc. for violations of the Montana Hazardous Waste Act at the Great Falls refinery.
In its enforcement action, DEQ alleged that MRCI failed to properly label and contain hazardous waste at its Great Falls refinery for at least 63 days. DEQ also alleged that MRCI improperly disposed of hazardous waste and failed to properly close a satellite accumulation container.
Chad Anderson, of DEQ’s Enforcement Division, said that the company corrected the violations and DEQ and MRCI entered into a consent order, under which MRCI paid a $62,500 administrative penalty for the violations.
For additional information about Montana’s Hazardous Waste Act, refer to www.deq.mt.gov or contact the Hazardous Waste Program at 406-444-5300.
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