HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of the Environment is seeking a $100,000 fine from truck stop operator Pilot Flying J for alleged water pollution from leaky underground fuel tanks near Hagerstown.
The Knoxville, Tenn.-based company said Friday it disagrees with the allegations and hopes to reach a settlement.READ MORE: The Homecoming Football Game Returned To Franklin High School On Friday, But The Dance Did Not
The state agency says the problems at a Pilot travel center on Greencastle Pike stem from leaky storage tanks that were improperly installed in 1999.READ MORE: Ocean City Braces For Car Enthusiasts, Heavy Traffic At H20i Rally
The complaint lists 12 leaks and spills from 2008 to 2011 that allegedly resulted in potential or actual water pollution. The agency says Pilot failed to report 11 spills, including one involving about 30 gallons of diesel fuel.
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