Company Fined $48K for Leaks at Va. Gas Stations

February 1, 2011

A Tennessee-based company has agreed to pay a $48,370 civil penalty for fuel leaks at two of its gas stations in Virginia.

The Roanoke Times reports that the Department of Environmental Quality cited Knoxville, Tennessee-based Pilot Travel Centers for leaks at two Pilot gas stations in Roanoke and Botetourt County.

According to a consent order, several thousand gallons of fuel, mostly gasoline, leaked from underground tanks from 1995 to 2008.

In one incident, gasoline spilled onto the ground and eventually entered a tributary of Buffalo Creek after a truck hit a tank valve at the Botetourt County station. Most of the other leaks were underground.

Pilot Travel Centers has taken corrective action to address the leaks.

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