Fuel, waste violations lead to $1.2M penalty for Calif. truck stop

A judge ordered TA Operating to pay a $1.2 million fine for violations related to the storage and handling of fuel and hazardous waste at a truck stop in Coachella, Calif. The infractions included a leaking underground fuel storage tank, a district attorney spokesman said. "Our main goal is to protect the water supply," said Stephanie Weissman, who prosecuted the case.

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