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Cabot Oil and Gas to pay $99,000 for air quality violations in Susquehanna County

Reports of health problems by people living near gas rigs like this one in Susquehanna County should be compiled in a statewide registry, advocates say.

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A Cabot Oil and Gas well site in Susquehanna County.

Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. will pay $99,000 as part of an agreement with the state environmental protection department, which found air quality violations at natural gas well sites in Susquehanna County.

The DEP also said that for 20 wells, Cabot didn’t submit reports that are used to figure out whether the wells would be exempt from permitting requirements.

“Cabot has acknowledged these violations and taken necessary corrective measures to come into compliance,” the DEP said in a news release.

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