5 ottobre 2012 / 22:13 / tra 5 anni

Chesapeake to pay $600,000 to settle water violation

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK.N) said on Friday it has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

<p>Chesapeake Energy Corporation's 50 acre campus is seen in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Sisney</p>

As part of the deal that still requires court approval, the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, company will pay a $600,000 fine.

The government said Chesapeake violated a section of the Clean Water Act when in 2008 it ordered the placement of gravel as part of a project to upgrade a road in West Virginia.

That road sometimes floods with waters that are under federal control, so Chesapeake needed a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to do the work.

Chesapeake has since removed the gravel and restored the site, it said.

Reporting By Anna Driver

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