A fuel pump for the Holley gas station in St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded $5 million in a warranty program by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The pump was manufactured by Holley, a privately held company that has been under fire by the EPA since it was discovered in 2009 that the pump would blow oil and other fuel from the gas tank.
The EPA later announced that it would buy back the pump and make it a federal safety record.
The agency has been criticized by the gas station’s owners and customers who said it had become a safety risk.
They also noted that a gas station owner could sue the agency if the pump were not returned.
The program will cover up to $1 million in additional costs and provide $1,000 for a manufacturer’s return authorization fee.
Holley will also pay $5,000 to the EPA for the return of the gas pump and the associated expenses.
The company also has agreed to pay $500 to the Environmental Protection Agency for the EPA’s review of the program.