The Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection fined Energy Transfer Partners (Sunoco) for violations that occurred during construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline in Berks, Chester and Lebanon counties. The DEP released a statement Monday that: “In all three counties, Sunoco impacted the private well water of several citizens by causing cloudy, turbid, discolored and/or lost water in their wells, in addition to causing pollution and potential pollution to waters of the Commonwealth.” The $148,000 penalty will go toward the Clean Water Fund and the Dams and Encroachments Fund. DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said in a written statement that “Sunoco cannot impact water supplies. If it does, Sunoco must address those impacts to the satisfaction of the water supply’s owner, including replacement or restoration of the impacted water supply.” Just last year, residents in West Whiteland Township that rely on well water were affected by Sunoco’s drilling activities and reported that their water turned cloudy. The company later committed to paying the costs for many of those residents to get hooked up to public water. In addition, homeowners were each paid $60,000.