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Living With Methane Migration

Michael Leighton of Leroy Township, Bradford County, has been dealing with methane gas seeping into his water well and onto his property for more than two months.

Yesterday, StateImpact Pennsylvania documented Leroy Township’s ongoing methane migration problems, which the Department of Environmental Protection has linked to a Chesapeake Energy well.

What’s it like to live with stray natural gas bubbling into your water well? Leighton gives StateImpact Pennsylvania a tour of some of the devices Chesapeake has installed in his house, to keep gas out and to clean his water:

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