GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Colorado regulators have reached an agreement with a company over violations Colorado law and rules in connection with a natural gas liquids leak near Parachute.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment found Bargath LLC in violation for releasing hazardous materials to the environment without a permit.
According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the leak from a pressure gauge on a pipeline leading from Bargath's gas processing plant resulted in high benzene levels in groundwater and occasional small amounts of the carcinogen in Parachute Creek.
No benzene has been detected in the creek since August.
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