Saturday, April 23, 2022

DEP Formally Publishes Notice Of Sunoco’s Mariner East Pipeline Marsh Creek State Park Lake Restoration Plan Approval

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the April 23 PA Bulletin that it has
approved Sunoco Pipeline LP’s request for a major permit amendment for restoration activities after a spill of drilling fluid near Marsh Creek State Park in Chester County.  (PA Bulletin page 2425)

The restoration activities are required under the terms of a Consent Order and Agreement entered into between DEP, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and Sunoco on December 6, 2021, after Sunoco spilled approximately 8,000 gallons of drilling fluid that impacted a wetland, two tributaries, and Marsh Creek Lake in August 2020.

As outlined in the COA, Sunoco is required to dredge portions of the lake to remove drilling mud and sediment present as a result of the spill.  Read more here.

Any person aggrieved by this decision now has 30 days to appeal the action to the Environmental Hearing Board.

More information is available on DEP’s Mariner East Pipeline webpage.

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Related Article:

-- ​​DEP Approves Sunoco's Mariner East Pipeline Marsh Creek State Park Lake Restoration Plan

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[Posted: April 23, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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