Shipley Fuels fined $76,000 for DEP violations

An agreement reached between the state Department of Environmental Protection and Shipley Fuels includes a $76,000 civil penalty for violations at seven of the company’s gas stations and bulk fuel facilities.

The violations — which range from a failure to perform tank and piping release detection to a failure to maintain containment sumps — were discovered between October 2006 and January 2008.

Shipley owns and operates 41 underground gas storage tanks and bulk fuel facilities in south central Pennsylvania.

Two of the incidents included environmental violations, one at the Mechanicsburg Bulk Plant in Hampden Township and one at McCullough Oil Service in Springfield Township, York County. Shipley had releases of 135 gallons of off-road diesel fuel and 1,500 gallons of heating oil, respectively, due to delivery driver error.

The company is currently investigating both sites to determine whether there are any environmental problems.

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