Sunoco’s Pipeline Construction Releases Drilling Mud Into Creek

May 16, 2017

Pipeline construction of Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 has caused three separate releases of drilling mud in May, with two incidents resulting in a combined total of 575 gallons of bentonite clay entering Chester Creek in Brookhaven, Delaware County, according to Sunoco Pipeline spokesman Jeff Shields. Bentonite is a non-toxic substance commonly used as a lubricant in horizontal directional drilling. 

Credit MIDDLETOWN COALITION FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY

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