AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The state has assessed three penalties stemming from what it called "violations of environmental laws" in the Panhandle.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) reached agreements with the accused for the penalties in all cases.
Phillips 66 settled for almost $61,000 for the release of pollutants including hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide from its oil refinery near Borger.
DCP Midstream, a natural gas gathering and processing company, agreed to a penalty of almost $13,000 for releasing 15,000 pounds of potentially toxic volatile organic compounds.
The U.S. Department of Energy settled for a fine of almost $10,000 after it was accused of sending barrels of chromium and selenium from its Pantex Plant to a landfill not intended for toxic waste.