DILLNER (AP) — The state Department of Environmental Protection says it will likely take until Tuesday to cap two Greene County gas wells involved in a fatal explosion.
Department spokesman Kelly Burch says crews hired by Chevron are rigging equipment Saturday in preparation for capping one well in Dunkard Township the following day.READ MORE: Police In Beaver County Searching For Missing 15-Year-Old Girl Nia Ivanisin
Burch says workers will re-rig equipment Monday at the second well, which is expected to be capped Tuesday.
Burch is the state agency’s executive director for oil and gas operations.
A well explosion on Feb. 11 killed a 27-year-old worker for Houston-based Cameron International.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle A Blaze Overnight In South Union Township
The resulting fire burned for five days and damaged a second well before being extinguished.
The explosion’s cause has yet to be determined.
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