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Pennsylvania Hearings to Spotlight Gas Well Safety

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 26, 2010

Pennsylvania will hold hearings Monday to review gas drilling procedure in the Marcellus Shale:

As multiple investigations continue into the fatal explosion and fire that killed two workers on a shallow oil and gas well in Indiana Township last week, state and federal regulators are also considering new, stricter regulations for burgeoning Marcellus Shale deep gas drilling operations. Two hearings are planned today, one to review emergency response procedures and another on proposed state regulations. The state Department of Environmental Protection, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Allegheny County fire marshal and Huntley & Huntley Inc., the Monroeville company that employed the workers, are investigating the cause of the Friday morning blast and blaze at the 2-year-old well in a wooded area off Rich Hill Road.

Full article: Pennsylvania to Hold Gas Drilling Hearings – post-gazette.com

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