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Valero Energy Corp.
Ground Water Pollution
Date: 01/05/2006 (Date of Agreement Announcement)
Misconduct Type: Environment
Enforcement Agency: State/Local
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Administrative
Synopsis: On January 5, 2006, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced an agreement with Valero Refining Company "to preserve four properties in southern New Jersey totaling 615 acres as compensation to the public for ground water pollution at its oil refinery in Greenwich...Valero Refining Company will fund the acquisition of four properties located in Winslow Township, Camden County (359.5 acres); East Greenwich Township, Gloucester County (60.5 acres); Pennsville Township, Salem County (130 acres); and, Lawrence Township, Cumberland County (65 acres). Valero also will pay the Department's assessment costs."