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A fire burns at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery hours after a series of early morning explosions at the 150-year-old industrial complex at 3100 W. Passyunk Ave. on June 21.

Philadelphia Energy Solutions' refinery.
Updated: July 11, 2019 | 3:34 pm

Philadelphia Energy Solutions extends pay for refinery workers

Majority workers will now get paid until the end of August.
By Emily Pontecorvo, WHYY

Red dye is released from the Kent County wastewater treatment plant into The Gut, a tributary of the Murderkill River which runs into the Delaware Bay.

The Delaware River at Washington Crossing, Pa. Fracking for natural gas is essentially banned in the river basin under a regulation from the Delaware River Basin Commission. But the commission may allow the storage, treatment, and disposal of fracking waste and the removal of water for fracking in other places.

Environmentalists call for full fracking ban in the Delaware River watershed

The Delaware River Basin Commission has a de facto ban on fracking in place, but it is considering new rules that would include allowing the storage, treatment, and disposal of fracking waste, and the removal of water for fracking in other places.

By Joe Hernandez, WHYY

An environmental clean-up crew works to remove gasoline fuel from an ETP pipeline spill in Darby creek in Tinicum Township, Pa. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Federal pipeline safety regulators issue warning on floods and subsidence

The PHMSA advisory bulletin says pipeline incidents caused by erosion have increased in the eastern U.S.
By Susan Phillips

A sinkhole that opened up in January was surrounded by orange plastic fencing outside a suburban home at Lisa Drive in West Whiteland Township, Chester County.
Updated: May 2, 2019 | 5:40 pm

Chester County state representative faces backlash for bringing Nazis into pipeline debate

Danielle Friel Otten said she wasn’t comparing pipeline workers to Nazis. Many others say that’s what she did. She apologized on Thursday.

By Katie Meyer

In this file photo, Mariner East 2 pipeline construction crews work in the backyards of homes on Lisa Drive in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, on May 2, 2018 after sinkholes opened in the area. That caused one of the ME2 project's many delays.
Updated: April 30, 2019 | 11:48 am

Sunoco buys two homes at Chester County site of Mariner East 2-related sinkhole

State and county documents show company paid $400,000 each for properties
By Jon Hurdle

A sign on the side of a barn on Riegelsville Road in Holland Township, New Jersey, shows local opposition to the PennEast pipeline.

NJ finds nine potential historic sites in PennEast pipeline’s path. They could be the project’s latest hurdle

19th-century structures need to be studied, historic preservation officer says
By Nicholas Pugliese, WHYY

Crews work at the site of a sinkhole along the Mariner East pipeline route near the Pennsylvania State Police barracks on Route 1 in Delaware County on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Pipeline builder said there were no leaks and no pipelines were exposed.
Updated: April 25, 2019 | 2:54 pm

Sinkhole opens up along ME2 route in Delaware County; no leaks or injuries

Sunoco says hole has been filled and pipeline operations continue
By Jon Hurdle

Mariner East 2 pipeline construction in Delaware County. The project spans multiple counties, including neighboring Chester and Berks.
Updated: April 4, 2019 | 2:59 pm

Sunoco agrees to settlement, including more safety inspections, with PUC investigators after Mariner East 1 leak

If approved, company will pay $200,000 fine and step up safety inspections of ageing pipeline
By Jon Hurdle
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