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DEP Orders Sunoco to Cover Exposed Pipelines Identified Across the State

State cannot reveal location of exposed pipeline


Last updated 9/12/2019 at 12:11pm

Map Courtesy PA DEP

The red line on this map shows the path of the pipleline across Pennsylvania, including its path across Blair County, south of Altoona.

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Sept. 12, 2019, ordered Sunoco Pipeline, LP (Sunoco) to cover exposed pipelines at more than three dozen locations across the state.

Following the discovery of an exposed pipeline in June, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) requested that Sunoco identify any additional exposed pipelines and notify both DEP and PUC.

In total, portions of Sunoco's pipeline network located throughout the commonwealth are exposed at 43 locations. The exposed pipeline at 42 of those locations is transporting refined petroleum products. The remaini...

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