MALONE, N.Y. (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has fined the operator of nine northern New York gas stations and ordered it to install new leak-detection equipment.
EPA said Adirondack Energy Products and its affiliates must pay a $46,000 fine and install equipment that will cost at least $112,000. The leak-detection technology is required by law to ensure proper maintenance and operation of underground gas tanks to prevent contamination of soil and ground water.
The gas stations will remove conventional leak detection devices and replace them with the more advanced ones, which transmit information to handheld devices carried by management.
The facilities are in Plattsburgh, Massena, Malone, Moira and Canton.
The EPA reached an agreement earlier this year with United Refining Company to settle storage tank violations at six stations in western New York.
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