Sunoco Fined Over Troubled Pa. Refinery

Law360, New York (January 5, 2010, 3:58 PM EST) -- Air quality violations at a Sunoco Inc. refining plant near Philadelphia in 2008 will cost the company $173,000 in civil penalties, Pennsylvania environmental regulators announced Tuesday.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection listed several violations at Sunoco Refining and Marketing's Marcus Hook Refinery, including the release of 8.3 tons of carbon monoxide into the air following a May 2008 boiler malfunction.

“Sunoco reported several air emission releases in 2008 to our agency,” DEP Southeast Regional Director Joseph A. Feola said. “Our inspectors also found...
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