CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection have reached a settlement with Antero Resource regarding the contamination of water sources in Harrison, Doddridge and Tyler counties.
The settlement, announced Monday, will require Antero to pay a penalty worth more than $3.2 million, as well as conduct work at multiple sites.
Antero violated federal statute by building structures associated with natural gas fracking at 32 sites. The related work impacted more than 19,000 linear feet of streams and more than four acres of wetlands, as the company filled wetlands and failed to restore temporary impacts.
Antero identified half of the sites through a self-audit.