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Over 1,400 Marcellus Shale Drilling Violations in PA

According to a report released by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association, drillers in the Marcellus Shale region of the Keystone state have amassed 1,435 violations.  The information, based on data between 1/1/2008 and 7/25/2010 from the PA Department of Environmental Protection, identifies 952 of the violations which were judged as having the most potential for direct impact on the environment.

The violations were issued to 43 different drilling companies and included violations such as: Violations of Pennsylvania’s Clean Stream Law, Discharge of Industrial Waste, Improper Construction of Waste Water Impoundments, Inadequate Blowout Prevention, and Improper Construction of Waste Water Impoundments.

Most of the violations, 277 of them, were cited for Improper Erosion & Sediment Plans Developed / Implemented. The report states that Marcellus Shale natural gas well construction requires careful adherence to the implementation of erosion and sediment plans to minimize erosion that could cause harm to the streams and rivers.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by Marcellus Shale drilling, talk to an attorney who is experienced in Marcellus Gas drilling issues. The attorneys at Munley, Munley & Cartwright represent victims who have been injured through no fault of their own, including those who have suffered personal injury and those who have been harmed through the loss of enjoyment of their property. Contact us at 1-800-318-LAW1 or submit a free online claim evaluation.

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