WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The Environmental Protection Agency says that six Washington, D.C. gas stations have settled in a case alleging that they violated Clean Air Act regulations.
The six gas stations/companies involved in the case are:
- Samad Corporation, (CITGO) at 3820 Minnesota Avenue, NE
- Anacostia Realty, LLC, (EXXON) at 1925 Bladensburg Road, NE
- Anacostia Realty, LLC, (EXXON) at 4100 Hunt Place, NE
- DAG Realty, LLC, (EXXON) at 2230 New York Ave., NE
- Shirlington Petroleum Realty, LLC, (CROWN) at 2210 Bladensburg Road, NE
- Springfield Petroleum Realty, (SHELL) at 3830 Minnesota Avenue, NE
The stations were cited for violating the Clean Air Act regulations "that require gas stations to install and maintain anti-pollution devices, called vapor recovery control systems, for their underground tanks and gasoline dispensing pumps and to minimize and clean up spills" after EPA inspections in November 2011, stated the EPA in a press release on Wednesday.
According to the EPA, the gas stations have agreed to pay more than $8,800 in total in the settlement. The payment for each station ranges from $1,400 to $2,100. The stations stated that they are "now in compliance with the applicable vapor recovery control requirements" as part of the agreements.
The EPA says it will keep monitoring and inspecting the gas stations.