EPA: Oil re-refiner must destroy PCB-laced oil or face penalties

04/15/2013 | Oregonian (Portland), The

The Environmental Protection Agency has given a Portland, Ore., company until October 2016 to properly incinerate 150,000 gallons of oil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls or face a $450,000 fine. Oil Re-Refining had blended the PCB-laced oil with hundreds of thousands of gallons of other reclaimed oil before it was aware the oil contained PCBs, an industrial lubricant banned since 1979. The situation has cost Oil Re-Refining $8 million in sales and will require $4.26 per gallon to resolve, the company's president said.

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