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Range Resources told to fix Lycoming County well leaking methane

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is ordering Range Resources Corp. to fix a well in Lycoming County that it said began leaking methane in 2012.

DEP said in a statement that the Harman Lewis well, in Moreland Township, was drilled in February 2011 and was completed in June 2011. But DEP found methane and pressure in the well and discolored water from private wells nearby; it blamed defective cement. DEP said Range’s initial plans to correct the issue were inadequate, and there…