5 Lycoming Water Wells, Stream Contaminated with Methane

From the Sun Gazette

The state Department of Environmental Protection is trying to learn how methane gas ended up in residential drinking water wells in Moreland and Franklin townships near Lairdsville in eastern Lycoming County, the agency confirmed Wednesday.

The agency also learned of bubbling in Little Muncy Creek. That situation was investigated and it was determined the bubbling, which occurred along a 50-yard section of the creek, was caused by methane.

DEP spokesman Daniel Spadoni said methane has been found in five water wells. Test results showed methane levels were “elevated” in two of the wells while test results of the other three are pending.

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