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Monroe Energy alleges construction company dumped hazardous waste on its Aston property

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By Tamara Gabbard | Mar 24, 2020

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Delaware County Courthouse

MEDIA – A pipeline distribution company is suing Moore Outdoor Rejuvenation LLC, alleging it dumped hazardous material on one of its properties. 

Monroe Energy filed a lawsuit March 11 in the Delaware Court of Common Pleas, claiming the defendant dumped hazardous material at its Chelsea Terminal Site between Oct. 12, 2016, and Oct. 20, 2016. The alleged dumping resulted in soil damage and other acquired costs.

Monroe Energy alleges that after multiple days of dumping on the Chelsea site, it confronted Moore officials on Oct. 21 about the waste, but they refused to offer any information about what they were unloading. Monroe Energy then hired Advantage Engineers to conduct testing of the waste, which allegedly showed traces of but wasn't limited to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC), arsenic, vanadium, asbestos piping and cobalt. 

Due to the alleged contamination of the hazardous materials, Monroe Energy had to pay to get the material removed as well as clean the soil and surrounding areas to protect from further contamination. 

Monroe Energy is seeking compensation for the cost incurred as a result of the alleged dumping of hazardous material by the defendant as according to the hazardous sites clean up act and their breach of contract. 

Monroe Energy is represented by Christopher Boyle of McBreen & Kopko of Philadelphia. 

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