Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Cnx to Pay Fines for Drilling, Fracking Spills in Greene County

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Cnx to Pay Fines for Drilling, Fracking Spills in Greene County

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CNX Resources Corp. has agreed to pay $433,500 in fines for a series of drilling and fracking fluid spills in Greene County.

The penalties are from two settlements with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in September.

Documents released Thursday indicate that Cecil-based CNX (formerly Consol Energy Inc.) had a number of incidents at four well sites in Center and Richhill townships within the course of a year starting in 2015.

Some involved leaks from the containment systems that CNX had put in place. Others resulted in soil and water with sediment flowing into a high quality waterway, Jacobs Run, and a tributary. In one instance, a spill killed vegetation.

At a well site in Center Township, a truck carrying hydrochloric acid spilled 250 gallons of it along an access road. …

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