DEP delivers certified notification of violations to Erie Coke

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The Department of Environmental Protection has notified Erie Coke officials of documented violations.

After looking over reports and conducting inspections at and around the Erie Coke plants, they noted eight violations. Those violations were in regards to leaks, coke contaminants in the ground at the East Avenue Boat Launch, and emissions of odors.

The DEP informs Erie Coke in a certified letter that any violation of the Air Pollution Control Act is subject to actions including civil and criminal penalties and go on to say that “each day the violation continues constitutes a separate offense”.

The letter ends by saying that the notice is not an enforcement order and it does not impose or waive action, but if the DEP determines enforcement is appropriate that Erie Coke will be notified.

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