Oil Company Fined For Environmental Mishap

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 7:17 am
By: News On 6

The Sinclair Oil Company and two former employees of the oil company's Tulsa refinery are sentenced to six months of home detention and three years of probation for felony violations of the Clean Water Act. Sinclair and the men admitted they manipulated wastewater flows into the Arkansas River during testing periods between 2002 and 2004.

Sinclair and the men were ordered by a federal court to pay a combined fine of more than $5 million. As a part of the sentence, the oil company will also make a $500,000 community service payment to Tulsa's RiverParks Authority.

Sinclair says its taken steps to make sure the violations don't happen again.

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