UPDATED: Former St. Paul Park refinery owner's benzene leak 'egregious'; new owner has alleged MPCA violation
Published 01/23/2012, South Washington County Bulletin
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said it charged Marathon Petroleum Co., former owner of the St. Paul Park oil refinery, a $700,000 civil penalty for a 2010 benzene leak. Meanwhile, a separate alleged violation is pending against the refinery's new owner, Northern Tier Energy.Word count: 561
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