Former Claymont firm ordered to pay $1.2M

October 20, 2009 8:58:48 AM PDT
Delaware's environmental department has ordered the owners of a closed Claymont business to pay $1.2 million in fines and cleanup costs decades after a spill there.

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Collin O'Mara ordered Ronald Palimire and Penny Hill Mobil Inc. to pay about $450,000 in fines. Officials say in 1988 a petroleum tank at the former fuel and tire business leaked vapors into basements and a sewer line, which contaminated groundwater.

But the agency says the company does not accept responsibility and wants a hearing with state officials.

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Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com


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