EPA Cites Tulsa Energy Firm For Violations Of Clean Water Act

Monday, June 28th 2010, 10:58 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a cease and desist administrative order to RAM Energy Resources of Tulsa for violations of the federal Clean Water Act. 

In a news release from the EPA, a May 13, 2010, EPA inspection of the company's oil field production facility in Wichita County, Texas, found an unauthorized discharge of oil field brine and produced wastewater generated by oil production activities into Long Creek. 

The inspection also revealed that water located at the discharge point of entry into Long Creek was contaminated with brine discharges and salts. 

The release goes on to say, based on these findings, RAM Energy Resources has been ordered to cease all discharges of pollutants from the facility, remove all brine from the flow path located between the facility and Long Creek, and within 30 days provide written certification that these activities have been completed.