BLAINE, Wash. – BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries says the BP Cherry Point petroleum refinery will not appeal a citation issued earlier this month for 13 safety violations.
The violations carry a fine of $69,200.
The department says the petroleum refinery failed to follow rules for managing hazardous chemicals, including not routinely inspecting or maintaining safety devices such as pressure safety valves.
The violations were uncovered during an inspection that began in November and focused on a unit that refines low-grade oil into gasoline.
BP PLC's Cherry Point refinery is the largest in Washington. It processes 225,000 barrels of crude oil a day.