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EPA Orders St. Croix Refinery Owner to Remove Dangerous Chemicals Left in Pipes Causing Advanced Corrosion…

Staff Consortium | December 05, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday that it is requiring Port Hamilton Refining and Transportation (PHRT), the owner of the refinery on the south shore of St. Croix, to hire experts to safely remove chemicals that are not being properly managed at the facility in equipment that EPA had identified as being of concern after an EPA inspection. The EPA said the Order on Consent requires full access for EPA to be on-site to oversee the work and safety measures in the short term until the chemicals are removed or secured. “Ensuring the communities near this refinery are protected is front and center in all our work. This consent order will ensure the removal of the ammonia, liquified petroleum gas and other chemicals,” said Lisa F. Garcia, EPA regional administrator. “We are holding this facility to the same standards that we…

'Climate Change Keeps Me Up At Night, I Worry About…

Staff Consortium | November 13, 2022

During a short visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, U.S. Dept. of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland,…

Owner of M/T Ocean Princesse Fined $250,000 For Causing…

Staff Consortium | November 03, 2022

Ionian Management, which manages three vessels including M/T Ocean Princesse, was sentenced on Wednesday…

UPS Fined $5.3 Million by EPA For Hazardous Waste…

Ernice Gilbert | October 21, 2022

United Parcel Service has been fined $5.3 million by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and an…

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