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