3 Gas Exploration Companies Fined A Combined $374,481 For Contaminating Groundwater

(August 26, 2015, 12:11 PM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Aug. 21 announced that it had fined three companies involved in natural gas exploration a combined $374,481 for contaminating private drinking water supplies. The fines have all been paid, the DEP said.

Fines

According to a press release from the DEP, Chesapeake Appalachia LLC paid $193,135 for contamination in Leroy Township, Bradford County; XTO Energy Inc. paid $95,753 for an incident in the townships of Franklin and Moreland in Lycoming County; and SWEPI LP paid...
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