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.
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?