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EPA, 3 Va. military bases settle tank allegations

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators and military officials have settled allegations of underground storage tank violations at three bases in Virginia.

The U.S. Army paid a $41,427 penalty to resolve alleged violations at Fort Pickett. The Environmental Protection Agency says the Army didn't inspect 13 tanks for fuel line leaks.

The U.S. Air Force paid a $12,709 penalty for alleged violations at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The EPA says the Air Force didn't inspect nine tanks for fuel line leaks.

The U.S. Navy paid an $8,498 penalty to resolve alleged violations at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. The EPA says the Navy failed to comply with required corrosion prevention safeguards for steel tanks at the base.

The EPA announced the separate settlements Tuesday in a news release.

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