AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The federal government says a Maine company that provides motor vehicle services and fuel oil sales faces a fine of up to $177,500 for violations of the Clean Water Act.
The Environmental Protection Agency filed a complaint against the J&S Oil Co. Inc. of Manchester for failing to maintain and fully implement an oil spill prevention plan, which contributed to the release of about 1,500 gallons of used motor oil from a tanker truck at the facility.
The oil release in March prompted an emergency response from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and EPA. The company also hired a company to contain pilled oil and dispose of contaminated soils.
J&S President John Babb says the company plans to contest the fine, and that it complies with federal regulations.
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