WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Pennsylvania environmental regulators are investigating the source of stray methane gas found in the North Branch Susquehanna River and six private water wells in Bradford County last week.
Environmental Secretary John Hanger says the gas "probably . . . migrated through the ground as a result of drilling in the area." He says the gas is most likely not from the Marcellus Shale, but from a shallower deposit.
The Citizens' Voice of Wilkes-Barre reports that Chesapeake Energy is evaluating its natural gas wells in the area, and is taking corrective action.