Pipeline builder Sunoco is providing bottled water to a West Cornwall Township farm after complications from a detonation during construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, West Cornwall Township supervisors said during a news conference Thursday.

Water tests found unacceptable rates of contaminants in well water at the 22 Spangler Road farm after the blast, although the extent of a causal connection between the two events is still being investigated, supervisor David Lloyd said.

Lloyd encouraged all township residents with well water living near Snitz Creek to have their wells tested.

More: Permits clear way for Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline construction to begin

While saying Sunoco has been helpful in addressing their concerns, Lloyd and supervisor Russ Gibble also expressed frustration that they are often not informed quickly by Sunoco when a complication occurs.

“They’ve been responsive, but the responses have been at our urging,” Lloyd said.

Sunoco spokesman Jeff Shields did not directly address the problems raised by the supervisors, but said Sunoco remains in compliance with all appropriate regulations and permit requirements.

“As with any construction project, there may be disturbances to those in the vicinity of our activities, however, we are working to minimize impacts and to quickly address any issues to the satisfaction of all parties involved,” Shields wrote in an email.

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Lebanon Daily News – Daniel Walmer – 10.05.2017

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