Citizens raised concerns as early as 2004, when a foul odor came from the site. The DEP later concluded that a load of fluid with high sulfur content had been improperly dumped into an open pit rather than pumped into a tank. Webb was issued several orders, including one that prohibited him from taking fluids from the offending company.
In 2007, the DEP imposed new requirements for security and worker training, and ordered the use of the pit be discontinued.
In 2008, Danny Webb Construction was cited for two violations at separate wells at the same site, one of which had not been permitted.
Webb said a worker who was pumping and performing a test on the well mistakenly thought the permit had been issued.
"It was really just a misunderstanding,'' he said. The well was permitted several months later.
The second violation was for failing to fill in the open pit, a decision Webb challenged. The DEP eventually reversed its position and allowed Webb to continue using the pit.
The latest violation occurred in September 2010, when a DEP inspector observed oil in the pit.Webb said it was a small amount and quickly removed.