Considering A Pipeline? Consider This.

Considering A Pipeline? Consider This.

Here’s a report of 1 County, 1 Pipeline and much bad news. Sunoco is building the Mariner East 2 natural gas pipeline in western Lebanon County, PA. So far, incidents in Lebanon County look like this.

June 2017: Sunoco begins construction in Lebanon County for the Mariner East 2 pipeline.

July: An initial list of “drilling mud” spills released by DEP reveals there were four incidents within Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.

Aug. 26: The Palmyra Sportsmen’s Club says that almost 70 trout died at a hatchery as a result of runoff from Mariner East 2 construction.

September: The DEP reports of “drilling mud” spilled into Snitz Creek south of Lebanon on Sept. 6. A smaller spill in Snitz Creek occurs about three weeks later.

Oct. 5: The West Cornwall Township supervisors hold a press conference detailing a Sunoco blast gone wrong. The blast caused debris to strike a nearby home, and afterward, water tests revealed unusually high levels of Benzene. Sunoco began providing bottled water.

Oct. 31: Sunoco receives a notice of violation from DEP because of sediment flowing into a tributary of Killinger Creek.

Oh, and the same county, also is getting the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline. Hope that goes better.

The latest incidents follow reports of 90 drilling-fluid spills in 40 locations, and disturbance to some private water wells.

Remember, this is only 1 County, 1 pipeline. And this is one of the “Safer” companies.

ETP Rover, its construction spilled more than 2 million gallons of drilling mud contaminated with diesel fuel into a protected wetland in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. If these spills are not considered “Business as Usual”, what do you call it?


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