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Chesapeake Fined $565,000 for PA Environmental Violations

From our partners at StateImpact Pennsylvania:

The Department of Environmental Protection has slapped Chesapeake Energy with a $565,000 fine for last April’s Bradford County well blowout and two other violations.

This is Chesapeake’s second major Pennsylvania fine within the past year, reports Scott Detrow.

In May 2011, Chesapeake was fined $1 million for a tank fire and drinking well contamination, the largest fine ever issued by that state’s environmental protection department.

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