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Natural gas spewing from out-of-control well

June 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Officials say natural gas and drilling fluids are escaping from an out-of-control well in Pennsylvania and there is a danger of the gas exploding. There have been no reports of any injuries, according to the Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Dan Spadoni.

There are no homes within a mile of the well and the polluted water hasn't reached a waterway.

Friday morning the Federal Aviation Administration issued a flight restriction, saying no planes below a 1,000 feet should go within three miles.

According to Spadoni, the accident took place Thursday night when unexpectedly high gas pressure in the new well prevented crews from containing it. Companies that specialize in out-of-control wells are on site.

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