Pa. DEP Slaps MarkWest Gas Plant With Smoke Violation

Law360, Philadelphia (August 21, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a notice of violation to a MarkWest Energy Partners LP gas plant in the western part of the state after nearby residents provided pictures of black smoke emerging from the facility, a spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.

After the agency’s inspectors did not notice any evidence of the smoke at the Houston Gas Processing Plant in Washington County following reports from neighbors in mid-July, the pictures led the DEP to issue the notice on July 29.

“We did not...
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