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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

A Canadian gas drilling company is paying more than $62,000 in fines for not filing safety information about hazardous chemicals stored at sites in Pennsylvania.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says in a news release that Talisman Energy USA discovered the violations at 52 gas drilling sites and reported them to the agency. The EPA says Talisman, corrected the violations quickly.

EPA says compliance with these requirements is important for the health and safety of facility occupants and first responders in the event of discharge or accidental exposure to hazardous chemicals. The required information also provides valuable information to emergency planners.

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