Wyoming Refiner Pays $655K for Asbestos Cleanup

December 20, 2016

Sinclair Casper Refining Co. has paid $655,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency for cleaning up asbestos at an oil refinery in the town of Thermopolis, Wyo.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported the agency determined there was significant contamination at the site in 2011 and took out around 4,000 cubic yards of material tainted with asbestos.

Asbestos exposure can cause cancer.

asbestosThe company agreed to the payment in September.

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