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Abandoned wells leak powerful greenhouse gas
Scientific American reports on the emission of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, to the atmosphere from 19 abandoned wells in western Pennsylvania.

Tracking old wells
Central PA Shale Play reports on the urgency of locating abandoned and orphan oil and gas wells in Clinton County during an informational session held in Lock Haven on March 10, 2015.

Marcellus Matters: Documenting abandoned wells
The Clearfield Progress announces the inception of Penn State's Community Science Volunteer Program in Clearfield County. During an informational session held at Penn State Dubois, interested members of the public met to discuss community interest in locating orphan and abandoned oil and gas wells.

PSU officials look for volunteers to ID abandoned wells
The Lock Haven Expresses reports on an informational session held in Clinton Count to introduce Penn State's Community Science Volunteer Program. The program aims to engage the public in locating abandoned and orphan wells, which if unplugged can have negative implications for both the environment and human health and safety.  Read more >>

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