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August 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM

No criminal charges in 2010 Tesoro refinery fire that killed 7

There will be no federal criminal charges in connection with the April 2010 explosion at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes that killed seven employees. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said a lengthy investigation into possible violations of federal environmental and worker-safety laws concluded no crime had occurred. U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said the evidence reviewed “does not reach…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Anacortes, chemical safety board, criminal charges

May 31, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Tesoro Corp. to pay $1.1 million penalty

Tesoro Corp. has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle claims it failed to test or monitor the production of gasoline for harmful pollutants at oil refineries in Washington state, Utah, Alaska and North Dakota. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Tesoro violated requirements of the Clean Air Act at the refineries. Tesoro, which has a refinery…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: Anacortes, refinery, settlement