Fines Total $151K for 2 Incidents at MarkWest Chartiers, PA Plant

MarkWest continues to feel the effects of problems they’ve experienced at the company’s Houston Gas Processing Plant in Chartiers Township (Washington County), PA. MarkWest had expanded the plant–doubling its operations. When new equipment went online in July, things didn’t go as planned and there was emergency flaring–burning of gas–at the plant (see Smoke at MarkWest Chartiers, PA Gas Processing Plant). It wasn’t long before the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) started handing out violation notices (see MarkWest Served Violation Notice for Chartiers Processing Plant). The company had a previous $71,000 fine for improper flaring at the plant stemming from incidents in April of this year. With the July incident, another $80,000 fine was assessed, totaling $151,000 in fines for the plant in the past six months…

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