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Chesapeake Appalachia paying $9.7M to settle case

Keywords: Tags  Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Justice Department, fracking, Chesapeake Appalachia, Chesapeake Energy, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Chesapeake Appalachia LLC has agreed to spend $6.5 million to restore 27 sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands from fracking sites in West Virginia, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Justice Department announced.

The company, a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp., also will pay a civil penalty of $3.2 million, one of the largest ever levied by the federal government for violations of the Clean Water Act.

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