The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is considering a penalty against BP's large refinery in the Lake County town of Whiting.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management could fine BP up to $25,000 for each of the three violations.
The BP Whiting Refinery operates along the shore of Lake Michigan. The refinery is permitted to discharge up to 5,700 pounds of wastewater pollutants into the lake every day. The pollution is a combination of scum, debris, and wastewater from normal refining operations.