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EPA PROPOSES $38,000 FINE FOR LEWISTON FACILITY
Release Date: 09/29/1997
Contact Information: Leo Kay, Press Office, (617)918-4154
BOSTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to fine Pepperell Associates of Lewiston, Maine $38,730 for Clean Water Act violations stemming from an oil spill last October.
EPA and Maine DEP staff responded to an oil spill from the facility Oct. 17 that leaked an estimated 400 to 600 gallons of thick, black, Number 6 oil into Gully Brook, a tributary of the Androscoggin River. The EPA is proposing the fine for the spill itself, and also because the company did not have a federally required spill plan.
The spill resulted from a ruptured gasket in the basement boiler room