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Union Pacific Railroad Company Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
Release Date: 03/27/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Anthony Suttice at 214-665-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Dallas, Texas - March 27, 2009) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Union Pacific Railroad Company of Spring, Texas, $21,000 for violating the federal Clean Water Act. Today’s announcement settles a Clean Water Act violation for a 2,200-gallon oil spill into Cow Bayou, a tributary to Clear Lake, and adjoining shorelines near Webster, Texas. The settlement requires the railroad company to pay the civil fine and certify that all violations have been corrected.
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