(Lyon County, MN) — Two Lyon County men will serve a year of probation and pay over one-million dollars for causing a 2019 oil spill in the Yellow Medicine River. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Eric Weckworth-Pineda and Tanner Sik were convicted of negligent discharge of a pollutant. In 2019, they traveled to a dam near the river, fired shots from an AR-15 rifle and ruptured a pipeline, causing at least 3,906 gallons of diesel fuel to spill into the creek. The pipeline owner and the EPA pitched in to clean it all up.
Lyon County Men Who Caused Oil Spill To Pay $1.1M
By Ashley Hanley|2021-10-08T05:42:44-05:00October 8th, 2021|