BP Agrees to Fine after Diesel Spill Near Peosta

Federal officials say BP has agreed to pay a fine of more than 71-thousand dollars for a diesel fuel spill last year in northeast Iowa.

The spill at BP North America Products near Peosta happened last August. EPA officials say the diesel came from a two and-a-half million gallon above-ground storage tank. State officials estimated about 60-thousand gallons of diesel contaminated surrounding soil and some of it leaked into the South Fork of Catfish Creek. Investigators said there was “a visible sheen” on the creek for several days.

According to a news release from the EPA, the company has agreed to upgrade its facility to “ensure potential spills are fully contained on site” in the future.


story courtesy of Radio Iowa