Delaware Riverkeeper Network claims Sunoco polluted water

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A non-profit organization is suing Sunoco Pipeline LP, claiming the company violated the Clean Water Act.

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, The Delaware Riverkeeper and Maya Van Rossum filed a complaint June 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that Sunoco did not do enough to prevent the discharge of pollutants.

According to the complaint, the general public has allegedly been harmed as a result of the defendant's pollution of Pennsylvania waters that resulted from the spilling of gallons of drilling fluids from its construction activities.

The plaintiffs claimed Sunoco failed to comply with the terms of a permit for the discharge of sediment-laden water and other pollutants into the water.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek civil penalties, reimbursement of all costs and fees any other relief that may be deemed appropriate. They are represented by Aaron Stemplewicz of Delaware Riverkeeper Network in Bristol, Pennsylvania.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 18-cv-02447

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