Cargill agrees to civil penalty on ethanol storage in Iowa and Nebraska
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:49 AM
Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. has agreed to a $187,500 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated the federal Clean Water Act by failing to have emergency response plans at oil storage facilities located in Blair, Neb., and Eddyville, according to a release from the Environmental Protection Agency. The two facilities can store more than 7 million gallons of denatured ethanol. Cargill filed response plans in June. Last month, the EPA announced a $430,000 settlement with Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. for similar violations at plants in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Columbus, Neb., Deerfield, Mo., and Mexico.