Monday, August 6, 2018

DEP Assesses $148,000 Penalty Against Mariner East 2 Pipeline For Violations in Berks, Chester, Lebanon Counties

The Department of Environmental Protection Monday announced it has assessed a $148,000 penalty against Sunoco Pipeline LP for violations of the Clean Streams Law and Dam Safety and Encroachment Act that occurred during the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline in Berks, Chester, and Lebanon counties.
In all three counties, Sunoco impacted the private water supplies of several citizens by causing cloudy, turbid, discolored and/or lost water in their wells, in addition to causing pollution and potential pollution to waters of the commonwealth.
In Chester County, Sunoco also failed to immediately notify DEP of the adverse impacts to the private water supplies.
“Sunoco’s actions violated the law and will not be tolerated,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Sunoco cannot impact water supplies. If it does, Sunoco must address those impacts to the satisfaction of the water supply’s owner, including replacement or restoration of the impacted water supply.”
The collected penalty will be divided and deposited into the Clean Water Fund and the Dams and Encroachments Fund.
“No company is above the law. Sunoco must comply with all conditions in its permits,” said McDonnell. “DEP will continue to monitor Sunoco’s compliance with those conditions and take all steps necessary to ensure Sunoco complies with its permits and the law.”
For more information, visit DEP’s Mariner East 2 Pipeline webpage.
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