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Application of EPA Standards to Oil Spill Case: Analyze an article from Environmental Protection Agency's web site

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Log into the Environmental Protection Agency's web site (http://www.epa.gov/). Access their newsroom area and select an article of interest to you where there has been a violation of compliance or the law. Answer the following questions:

1. Summarize the article (violation).
2. What do you think the organization in violation could have done differently?
3. What impact does the violation have on the surrounding community?

Please remember to cite your sources in APA format at the bottom of your essay.

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The article selected involves an oil spill, but one of a smaller scale than the BP spill in the Gulf Coast. It involves Enbridge Energy Partners, LLP, and the rupture of a pipe that sent 800,000 gallons of crude oil into the Tallmadge Creek, which feeds into the Kalamazoo River. The EPA has received federal funds to coordinate and monitor the cleanup of the creek and 30 miles of the Kalamazoo River.

The organization might have prevented the leak, by monitoring ...

Solution Summary

The case analysis involves an oil spill of relatively small scale and the applicable EPA standards that relate to the mishap. Withing the analysis are suggestions on how the company may have prevented the disaster and some general industry considerations. This solution is 250 words.