For Immediate Release
Yesterday, during ongoing construction of Sunoco’s beleaguered, dangerous Mariner East pipeline, thousands of gallons of drilling fluid were spilled into Marsh Creek Lake.
The lake, part of the Marsh Creek State Park, serves a recreation facility and a drinking water resource for Chester County.
In response, Food & Water Action organizer Sam Rubin issued the following statement:
“Throughout the whole Mariner East ordeal, Sunoco has demonstrated carelessness and a callous disregard for the people of Pennsylvania. Our communities have suffered sinkholes, spills, and water contamination, and yet Governor Wolf and his DEP have allowed this to continue. There is no way to safely construct this monstrous pipeline, and there will be no safe way to operate it in the future either. Our homes, schools and parks are threatened by a project that only exists to serve Sunoco’s interests, sending dangerous gas liquids overseas to be turned into plastic junk. This mud spill and the damage it is causing was predictable and predicted. Enough is enough: Governor Wolf must shut down Mariner East before Sunoco does any more damage.”