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Refining Company Pays EPA $655,000 For Cleaning up Asbestos

Sinclair Casper Refining Company has paid $655,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency for cleaning up asbestos at an oil refinery in the town of Thermopolis.

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Sinclair Casper Refining Company has paid $655,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency for cleaning up asbestos at an oil refinery in the town of Thermopolis.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the agency determined there was significant contamination at the site in 2011 and took out around 4,000 cubic yards of material tainted with asbestos.

Asbestos exposure can cause cancer.

The company agreed to the payment in September.

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