EPA says the terminal failed to properly use release detection system on an underground storage tank.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that CNX Marine Terminals Inc. has agreed to pay a $34,600 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal environmental laws involving the discharge of pollutants in stormwater runoff, the operation and maintenance of underground storage tank systems and waste storage. The alleged violations were at the CNX terminal in Baltimore.
According to the consent agreement and final order, the specific alleged violations include unauthorized stormwater discharges from a pipe into the Janney Run Creek, failure to properly operate and maintain the release detection system on a 2,000-gallon underground storage tank; failure to conduct a line tightness test on the underground storage tank every three years; and failure to properly store used fluorescent lamps.
The $34,600 settlement penalty reflects the cooperation of CNX Marine Terminals with EPA's investigation, says EPA.