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Area Refinery Hit with $512k Fine

(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. 

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