Shell to Pay $10 Million for Air Quality Violations
Shell Chemicals Appalachia, LLC has entered into a consent order and agreement with the Shapiro Administration that acknowledges that it exceeded total emission limitations for air contaminants, agreed to make repairs, and will pay $10 million to the state Department of Environmental Protection and the local community. The consent order addresses Shell’s petrochemical facility in Potter and Center townships, Beaver County.
Shell will pay a civil penalty of $4.9 million, of which 25% will be directed to local communities. Shell will spend another $5 million on environmental projects that will benefit local communities. Read more in the press release.