Fuel company pays $101,894 penalty for EPA violations

October 28, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Carroll Independent Fuel Co. of Baltimore has paid a $101,894 penalty under a consent agreement with the federal Environmental Protection Agency for failing to take required measures to detect and prevent fuel leaks from underground storage tanks at eight of its gas stations in Maryland.

The settlement announced yesterday resolves violations in tank inspection, leak detection and control requirements at:

Gibson Citgo, 210 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis; Harford Road Mobil, 9205 Harford Road; Pulaski Citgo, 9525 Pulaski Highway; Rockspring Mobil, 1467 Rock Spring Road, Bel Air; Eldersburg Mobil, 1400 Liberty Road; Jarrettsville Citgo, 1755 Jarrettsville Road; Hammonds Ferry Citgo, 722-724 N. Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum; and Taylor Avenue Citgo, 900 E. Taylor Ave., Towson.

The fine was its third for violations since last year, the EPA said. In June that year, Carroll paid $32,728 for violations at three stations and agreed to quarterly compliance audits at about 70 gas stations it owns or operates. The first quarter resulted in $29,112 in fines for violations at 7 stations, the EPA said.

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