Texas company opts to settle case over New Mexico fuel spill
December 27, 2020
CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — The state Office of Natural Resources Trustee has reached a settlement with a Texas-based company over a fuel spill along a northern New Mexico river.
A tanker truck carrying more than 1,000 gallons of fuel overturned in icy conditions in 2016 and spilled its liquid cargo into the Cimarron River near a wildlife management area. State officials said fish and invertebrates were killed and surrounding soil and sediment was contaminated. A portion of the river had to be closed to public access for several months.
Under the proposed settlement, Fronk Oil Co. will pay $1...