What would happen if, say, Sunoco’s Marcus Hook refinery doesn’t get a buyer and the company decides to use the site for a different purpose?
Two Pennsylvania senators from Delaware County want to ensure any potential environmental hazards from the old refinery wouldn’t affect new development.
Sens. Dominic Pileggi, R-9, and Ted Erickson, R-26, plan to introduce a bill requiring some commercial property owners to conduct environmental remediation, according to the Delaware County Daily Times.
If the use of a site changes significantly — like a large workplace reduction or equipment removal — remediation would have to occur. The bill only applies to properties that aren’t experiencing an ownership change.