Local Citgo Refinery Fined for Violating Clean Air Act

Owners of Citgo Refinery in Corpus Christi have been ordered to pay a $2 Million fine for violating the federal Clean Air Act. Federal investigators say the company failed to equip two tanks at their east plant with required emission control features. A judge agreed that as a result of that emission, residents in nearby Oak Park and Hillcrest Subdivisions were exposed to potentially harmful chemicals. A spokesperson for Citgo says they plan to appeal the ruling.


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