HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY- The Department of Environmental Protection said Wednesday it levied the $22,000 penalty against Steckman Ridge LP for two unpermitted oil discharges at the Clearville Quarles Compressor Station in Monroe Township in August and October 2009.
Regulators say a malfunctioning compressor was to blame for the release of the oil - which found its way onto surrounding properties and a nearby pond.
The DEP said the company also failed to notify the agency of the incidents - as required.
It said Steckman has since taken steps to clean up affected sites and test local drinking water for possible contamination.
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