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EPA Orders PGI Operating, LLC to Stop Discharging

Release Date: 04/29/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Anthony Suttice at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – April 29, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a cease and desist administrative order to PGI Operating, LLC of Sweetwater, Texas, for violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

On April 8, 2009, an EPA inspection of the company’s oil field production facility in Wichita County, Texas, found an unauthorized discharge of oil field brine generated by production activities to a tributary of Wolf Creek and ultimately to Wolf Creek. The inspection also revealed that water located at the discharge point of entry into the tributary was contaminated from brine discharges and salts and extensive salt staining was observed in the tributary and Wolf Creek.

Based on these findings, PGI Operating, LLC has been ordered to cease all discharges of pollutants from the facility, remove all brine and contaminated soils from the facility and the tributary as well as Wolf Creek, and within 30 days provide written certification to EPA that these activities have been completed.

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