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Pennsylvania Seeks Record $4.5m Fine on 'Leaking' Fracking Waste Site

Pennsylvania Seeks Record $4.5m Fine on 'Leaking' Fracking Waste Site

Pennsylvania environmental regulators are pursuing a record $4.5m fine against a gas driller over what they describe as a major case of pollution from a leaking waste pit.

The Department of Environmental Protection announced on Tuesday that it is seeking the penalty against EQT Corp. The acting DEP secretary, Dana Aunkst, said EQT has been uncooperative during the investigation and “fails to recognise the ongoing environmental harm” from its leaking impoundment in Duncan Township, Tioga County.

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