Millions of Gallons of Oilfield Wastes Dumped  Illegally

A businessman from Greene County, Pa. was sentenced to seven years of probation, 1,750 hours of environment-related community service and ordered to pay $257,316 in restitution after he admitted to dumping millions of gallons of oilfield waste water that his company had been paid to dispose of legally. He was also barred by the court from working in the wastewater removal business again.

The 50 year old business owner, Robert Allan Shipman,  and his company orchestrated a scheme to dump gas drilling wastewater and sludge into streams and onto business properties in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties between 2003 and 2009.

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