Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Talisman pays $62,000 in fines for Violations at 52 gas Facilities in PA

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Talisman $62,457 for violations of hazardous chemical reporting requirements at 52 hydrofracking sites throughout Pennsylvania. These include gas wells and compressor stations. Talisman discovered the violations and disclosed them to the EPA.

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) requires companies that store specified amounts of hazardous chemicals to submit material safety data and lists of chemicals on site with state and local emergency response agencies and the local fire departments. The safety data describes health risks associated with the chemicals and safe handling instructions. The list also describes the types and quantities of chemicals present on site.

Talisman agreed to pay the $62,457 penalty for failing to file required chemical information for one or more of the past three years at each of the facilities included in the settlement. 

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