Chesapeake Energy Resumes Extracting Natural Gas

LeRoy Township, Pa. - Chesapeake Energy announced Friday they are resuming extracting natural gas from its wells in Pennsylvania immediately.
The process has been on hold since April 19th when a well blowout in Bradford County leaked thousand of gallons of fracking fluid on to farmfields and a nearby creek.

Company officials say they've learned from the incident and have taken steps to lessen the risk of it happening again. They add that they're confident they will *safely* resume their operations.

Chesapeake officials say the valve problem that caused the leak is extremely rare. They say it's the first of this magnitude in more than 15,000 wells they've completed since the company was started.


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