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Violations Handed to Oil Company Responsible for Spill

LAKE ARIEL — State environmental officials have announced they have sent a notice of violation to an oil company in Wayne County for a heating oil spill into Lake Ariel.

According to the Department of Environmental Protection, one of Howe Oil Company’s tanks was overfilled last Friday and fuel oil got into the lake.

The notice also mentions several issues with the company’s storage tanks.

State officials are giving Howe Oil until mid-April to correct the violations.


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