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Cleanup Underway for Chemical Spill

Cleanup is underway after a large chemical spill at a natural gas drilling site in Lycoming County.

There was a clean up crew on scene Monday at the XTO Energy Marcellus well near Hughesville.

The state department of environmental protection said an inspection last week showed more than 13,000 gallons of hydraulic fracturing fluid had leaked from an open valve on a tank.

Some chemicals got into a tributary of nearby Sugar Run and a spring. Water wells nearby will also be tested.

XTO energy hired a firm to do the clean-up in Lycoming County.


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