N.H. AG reaches oil spill settlement

Keith Loria Jun. 9, 2010, 2:13pm


CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney announced on Tuesday that he reached a settlement agreement last week with an energy owner and operator over alleged environmental violations.

Owner Draper Energy Company and operator Energy North, Inc., were charged with violating New Hampshire's Oil Discharge and Spillage Act for releasing diesel fuel into the Souhegan River from a Milford gasoline station.

"The waters of this state are a precious resource and this office will continue to hold those who pollute them accountable," Delaney said.

Draper and ENI have agreed, under terms of the settlement, to pay the state a combined civil penalty of $60,000 and to irrevocably forebear making a claim against New Hampshire Oil Discharge and Disposal Fund for up to $95,000 for clean-up costs from the spill.

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