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EPA CITES FOUR FACILITIES IN KENTUCKY AND TWO FACILITIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA FOR VIOLATIONS OF UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK REGULATIONS

 ATLANTA, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV, has issued field citations to four facilities in Kentucky and two facilities in South Carolina for violations of Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations.
 The facilities cited and penalty amounts assessed are as follows:
 -- Jennies Food Mart, Eastview, Ky. $300
 -- Junction General, Eastview, Ky. $300
 -- Mico Mart, Louisville, Ky. $350
 -- Bill Etscorn's Unocal, Louisville, Ky. $300
 -- Handy Pantry, Greenwood, S.C. $300
 -- Dodge's Store, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. $300
 Field citations are issued to owners or operators of UST facilities immediately upon the completion of a facility inspection for certain violations where no immediate threat to the environment or health of persons is documented. The owners/operators of the facilities cited have the opportunity to come into compliance with UST regulations and pay the penalty within 30 days of issuance of the citations. If the owner/operator does not bring the facility into compliance or pay the penalty within 30 days, EPA may initiate other actions.
 The agency will be issuing field citations for violations of UST regulations throughout the Southeast. EPA Region IV includes the states of Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Kentucky.
 EPA's UST program works to prevent leaks and to clean up past releases of petroleum products or hazardous substances from underground storage tanks. EPA has developed standards for new tanks that protect against corrosion and other causes of leaks and also includes systems to detect leaks. These standards also define financial responsibility in case of leaks, as well as grounds for corrective action on the 1.8 million tanks across the country. Leaking USTs can cause fires and explosions, contaminate drinking water, and damage lakes and streams.
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 /CONTACT: Charlis Thompson of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, press office, 404-347-3004/


CO: United States Environmental Protection Agency ST: Kentucky, South Carolina IN: ENV SU: EXE

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