May 26, 2018
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Maine oil company fined by EPA

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — The Environmental Protection Agency says a Maine heating oil company has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle claims it violated the Clean Water Act and federal regulations designed to prevent oil spills from reaching waterways.

The EPA said Monday that Fabian Oil Inc. failed to maintain and fully implement spill prevention plans at three facilities where it handles heating oil, gasoline and other petroleum products. Fabian Oil is based in Oakland and has facilities in Augusta, Jay and South Thomaston.

There was no oil spill at the Fabian properties, but the EPA said the company was not fully prepared to deal with oil spills or prevent them from having potentially serious environmental consequences.

The agency says Fabian has implemented updated spill prevention plans.

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