MarkWest Fined $76K for Water Quality Violations in WV

finedMarkWest Energy has been fined $76,405 by the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) for a series of water quality violations in connection with projects they’ve built in West Virginia from 2013 to this year. In addition to the fine, MarkWest is required to submit a plan to correct problems that still exist. This isn’t the first time MarkWest has been to the WVDEP wood shed. In 2013 they were fined $306,000 for polluting a small stream near their new Mobley processing plant in Wetzel County (see MarkWest Fined for Soil Erosion/Creek Damage Near WV Plant). WVDEP is also putting MarkWest on probation–requiring the company to file monthly reports for the next 18 months listing all “slips” (erosion incidents) that have the potential to impact WV state waters…

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