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EPA settles with Jumpin Jimmy's gas stations on underground storage tank violations

Release Date: 09/12/2006
Contact Information: Kären Thompson, (312) 353-8547,

No. 06-OPA163

CHICAGO (Sept. 12, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Niebrugge Oil Co., former owner of Jumpin Jimmy's gas stations, on alleged violations of federal underground storage tank regulations. A $210,000 penalty will be paid.

EPA inspections from February to August of 2005 showed that Niebrugge Oil failed to properly maintain underground storage tanks at 12 Illinois gas stations it owned and operated in Sesser, Carmi, Carlyle, Mattoon, Mount Vernon, Charleston, Herrin, Benton, Flora, Greenville, Gillespie, and Farmersville.

Among the violations are failure to inspect tank linings, prevent overfill, test cathode protection systems, upgrade release detection method, monitor tanks at least every 30 days, and test piping and automatic line leak detectors.

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