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U.S. Postal Service agrees to pay $55K in fines to EPA for tank violations at Virginia facilities

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service has settled alleged underground storage tank violations at five facilities in Virginia.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Postal Service agreed to pay civil penalties totaling $55,258. The Postal Service also took corrective measures and certified that the facilities are now in compliance with federal and state underground storage tank regulations.

The EPA had alleged that the Postal Service failed to conduct tests to detect leaks, failed to test line tightness, and failed to investigate or report a suspected leak.

Violations were alleged at the Prince William Branch in Woodbridge, the Woodbridge Main Branch, the Dulles Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Sterling, the Cave Springs Facility in Roanoke and the Hampton Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Hampton.

The Postal Service didn't admit liability in the settlements.

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