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State fines for contamination in two Central Texas cities

An underground fuel tank may have polluted the area around it and a nearby city discharged thousands of gallons of wastewater into a nearby creek.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) fined Round-up 5 in Marble Falls $19,593 and the City of Horseshoe Bay $7,500 for environmental violations.

The Round-up 5 enforcement records show six violations. Among them include the company failed to investigate a suspected leak, didn't check for those releases once a month and part of the equipment was either loose or missing.


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In Horseshoe Bay, an electrical failure led to dumping 37,500 gallons of wastewater into Slick Rock Creek. 750 fish died.

This isn’t the first fine for Horseshoe Bay. In June 2013, a broken air release valve led 10,000 gallons of untreated wastewater to run into Pecan Creek. Thirteen fish died.

It’ll cost the city $50,000 to fix the current problem.

The $7,500 fine will be paid to a third party for conservation in that area.

You can read a copy of TCEQ's fine against Horseshoe Bay online:

Executive Summary - Enforcement Matter - Case No. 56891 City of Horseshoe Bay RN101189801 Docket No. 2018-1529-MWD-E Order Type: Findings Agreed Order Findings Order Justification: People or environmental receptors have been exposed to pollutants which exceed levels that are protective.

You can read a copy of TCEQ's fine against Round-up 5 online:

Executive Summary ~ Enforcement Matter - Case No. 53760 John Chau dba Roundup 5 RNi01494821 Docket No. 2016-2116-PST-E Order Type: 1660 Agreed Order Findings Order Justification: N/A Media: Pst 'Small Business: Yes Location(s) Where Violation(s) Occurred: Roundup 5, 808 U.S.


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