Sunoco To Resume Work, Pay $12.6 Million In Penalties For Mariner East 2

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is issuing a $12.6 million civil penalty against Sunoco Pipeline, LLP  for permit violations related to the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline project.

JON HURDLE / STATEIMPACT PA, Construction of Mariner East 2 in West Cornwall Township, Lebanon County.

DEP suspended construction on the pipeline January 3 and directed the company to explain how it planned to prevent drilling mud spills – known as “inadvertent returns” – that have affected the project since construction began a year ago.

The pipeline, which spans the southern part of Pennsylvania, was designed to move natural gas liquids from western Pennsylvania to an export facility near Philadelphia– where the products are shipped to Europe for use in plastics manufacturing.

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