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EPA Orders NuCo Energy, Inc. to Stop Discharging

Release Date: 02/09/2010
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – February 9, 2010) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a cease and desist administrative order to NuCo Energy, Inc. of Beggs, Oklahoma, for violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

A January 13, 2010, EPA inspection of the company’s oil field production and brine disposal facility in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, found an unauthorized discharge of oil field brine generated by production activities into a tributary of Adams Creek. The inspection also revealed that water located at the discharge point of entry into the tributary of Adams Creek was contaminated from brine discharges and salts.

Based on these findings, NuCo Energy, Inc. has been ordered to cease all discharges of pollutants from the facility, remove all brine from the flow path located between the facility and the discharge point of entry into the tributary of Adams Creek, and within 30 days provide written certification that these activities have been completed.

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