Anadarko To Shut Down Well Linked to Fatal Colorado Explosion

The company that owns a gas well linked to a fatal home explosion in Colorado says it will permanently shut down that well and two others in the neighborhood.

Anadarko Petroleum announced the shut-down on 24 May in Firestone, where a 17 April explosion killed two people. Investigators blamed the explosion on unrefined, odorless natural gas from a severed 1-inch (2.5-centimeter) pipeline.

The pipeline was thought to be out of service, but investigators say it was still connected to a well near the home.

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