DEP Stops Construction on Sunoco Pipeline Project
Due to numerous violations and several reports of leaks and spills, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has stopped construction of the Sunoco Mariner Pipeline 2 Project. After the discovery that drilling projects were allegedly contaminating residents’ well water in surrounding areas over the summer, drilling was stopped in those particular areas. In the past few days, the DEP informed Sunoco that they were watching their operations very closely to ensure future violations did not occur, which was prompted by specific instances where they were drilling in unauthorized areas, and using unapproved tools. At that point, they insisted that Sunoco provide them with detailed plans and construction information about the pipeline. Until Sunoco complies with the stipulations detailed in the permits that were designed to protect the general public, their work will be suspended.
If you or your loved ones developed medical conditions due to contaminated water or toxic exposure, contact our Pennsylvania environmental lawyers at Williams Cedar at 215-557-0099 or contact us online.