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NBC News Investigates "Orphan Wells"

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 9/11/2023

In a wide-ranging investigation centered on an issue in a small Pennsylvania town, NBC News reported on the national problem of abandoned oil and gas wells potentially leaking toxic chemicals into air and waterways. Congress set aside $4.7 billion under the bipartisan infrastructure law to fund an effort to plug these wells, but, according to the report, "itís a massive and complicated undertaking."

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