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California trucking co. to pay $208K for fuel spill, EPA says

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that a trucking company must pay more than $200,000 for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

On April 10, the EPA said that Shasta-Siskiyou Transport of Redding, California, is required to pay a civil penalty of $208,840 as part of a proposed settlement following a fuel spill that occurred in 2022.

According to the EPA, on January 21, 2022, a Shasta-Siskiyou Transport truck was transporting TransMix, a mixture of gasoline, diesel fuel, and other petroleum distillates, when it overturned in the downtown Redding area.

The spilled TransMix flowed into nearby storm drains and ended up in the Calaboose Creek and the Sacramento River.

The EPA argued that the amount of TransMix spilled following the crash could be harmful.

“Fuel products can cause severe harm to our waters, wildlife and ecosystems, so it’s imperative that they be transported in a safe manner,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Martha Guzman. “This proposed settlement shows EPA’s commitment to holding accountable entities that pollute waterways in the San Francisco Bay watershed.”

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