Two California firms will pay penalties and upgrade their oil spill prevention plans as part of a settlement with federal officials under the Clean Water Act.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Safety-Kleen Systems and Cargill Corporation each failed to provide adequate oil containment, among other violations of federal rules.
Each firm stores large amounts of oil at their facilities.
Safety-Kleen, a waste oil recycler based in Newark, will pay $90,000. Cargill, which operates a vegetable oil terminal and packaging facility in Fullerton, was fined $135,000.