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Range will close, test soil at impoundment


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Range Resources will begin to close its Yeager Impoundment for wastewater storage and start testing soil samples next Monday, a company spokesperson said. The  impoundment, located in Pennsylvani’s Amwell Township, is closing up due to concerns that the pond’s liner may have leaked fracking-related chemicals into the soil, reports the Observer-Reporter of Southern Pennsylvania. ...

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Pennsylvania will send radioactive waste to Michigan


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Two containers of radioactive waste from Marcellus shale gas drilling will soon be heading to Michigan for disposal. Observer-reporter.com of Southern Pennsylvania reports that unusually high levels of radiation were detected in water and sludge stored at Range Resources’ Carter Impoundment in Mt. Pleasant Township last May. The site’s operators separated the water and ...

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Range Resources increases profits to $171.4 million in Q2


David Conti | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Range Resources Corp. continued to increase its profits by bolstering its gas well production in the Marcellus shale despite pipeline and processing glitches. The Fort Worth company with a regional headquarters in Cecil posted a $171.4 million profit, or $1.04 per share, during the three months that ended June 30. That’s a 19 percent increase ...

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Range Resources closing controversial Yeager impoundment


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Range Resources has taken the unusual step of announcing its plans to close an Amwell Township impoundment. The Yeager impoundment has been the subject of a two-year legal battle between the company and local residents who want a list of all chemicals contained onsite. Range reported its intention to close the site, even though ...

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West Virginia won’t accept additional drilling waste tainted with radioactivity

By Don Hopey | The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Range Resources shipped 12 tons of drilling sludge containing higher-than-normal radioactivity to a West Virginia landfill Tuesday afternoon, but, at least for now, won’t be able to use the landfill to dispose of other, similar waste stored on well pads in Washington County. Kelly Gillenwater, a West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman, ...

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Opinion: Deer Lakes Park negotiations bungled

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Shane Thielges|Shale Plays Media Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County council voted to allow drilling for natural gas in Deer Lakes Park Wednesday, bringing an end to months of belabored and emotionally heated debate. In a 9-5 vote, the council authorized a joint drilling operation by energy companies Range Resources and Huntley & Huntley that will begin later this year. Five wells will ...

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Council approves drilling for gas under Deer Lakes Park


Aaron Aupperlee for Pittsburgh Entertainment The Allegheny County Council early Wednesday approved a proposal to drill for natural gas under Deer Lakes Park, clearing the way for drilling to possibly start this year. Council voted 9-5 at the end of a seven-hour meeting to allow energy companies Range Resources and Huntley & Huntley to extract natural gas buried more than ...

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EPA asked to reopen probe into local water contamination


From Staff Reports, The Weatherford Democrat Congressman Matt Cartwright, of Pennsylvania, and seven other U.S. representatives have signed a letter asking the EPA and its administrator, Gina McCarthy, to reopen its investigations into water contamination issues that are possibly related to oil and gas drilling operations. Cited in the letter are water contamination cases in Pavillion, Wyo., Dimock, Pa., and here ...

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