(Whiting, IN) - The area's largest oil refinery has been hit with a hefty fine. BP has settled in U.S. District Court for violating a previous agreement to clean up its Whiting, Indiana facility.
Activists say the company has failed to reduce and monitor dangerous emissions. BP agreed to a penalty of over $512,450 and will test for pollutants at least every 6 months while properly maintaining pollution control equipment.
The refinery, which covers 1400 acres along Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana, processes about 440,000 barrels of crude oil a day.