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Whistleblower claims Mariner East construction lacks proper safety measures related to sinkholes, subsidence

In legal claim, professional geologist says Sunoco prevents proper inspections, edits reports on erosion
By Susan Phillips

Paddle protest at Marsh Creek Lake calls for Mariner East shutdown

DEP: No fish-kills or known impacts to drinking water
By Susan Phillips

Most of a dangerous toxic chemical at the PES refinery is now neutralized — but risk remains

Exposure to hydrofluoric acid can cause serious injury or death, and the chemical has posed a threat since an explosion and fire ripped through the refinery in June.

By Susan Phillips

Residents with PFAS-contaminated private well water in limbo as DEP investigates cause

Those with private wells close to bases where PFAS chemicals were used have received bottled water. But some places are too far away for the contamination to be the direct result of training exercises, and too far away to have been tested by the Environmental Protection Agency.

By Dana Bate/WHYY

Updated: 2019-06-26 17:36:51

Philadelphia refinery damaged by fire will close, city says; union calls layoffs a ‘disgrace’

The explosion and fire took a day and a half to extinguish and destroyed the unit that turned crude oil into gasoline. Four employees were hurt.

By Susan Phillips

New Jersey sues companies over PFAS contamination

The lawsuit alleges eight companies engaged in consumer and environmental fraud
By Susan Phillips

Higher operating pressure prompts new safety concerns over Sunoco’s Mariner East 2X pipeline

Documents indicate Sunoco has a new maximum operating pressure for the line, which is under construction. An engineer who conducted a risk assessment of the Mariner East project said a higher pressure increases risk.

By Susan Phillips