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Cease Orders for Two Antero Sites in W.Va. Lifted


 Antero Resources can resume operations at two drilling sites where water storage tanks ruptured recently.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has lifted orders requiring Antero to cease operations at the well pad sites in Doddridge and Harrison counties.

The DEP tells WBOY-TV that the company has submitted plans required to resume operations. The plans include controls to prevent pressure from building up in the tanks.

The DEP had said earlier that pressure buildup caused the tanks to rupture.

Two tanks ruptured at the Marsden Pad in Doddridge County on April 11. On April 15, two tanks ruptured at the Varner-West Pad in Harrison County.

The DEP says it will continue to monitor operations at both sites.