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Water Tanks Explode at Doddridge County Well Site


State regulators are investigating the rupture of two water tanks at an Antero Resources well pad in Doddridge County.

The Department of Environmental Protection says its inspectors believe the rupture was caused by a buildup of pressure in the tanks.

The rupture occurred Friday at Antero’s Marsden well pad. No injuries were reported.

Antero chief administration officer Alvyn Schopp tells The Exponent Telegram that the tanks are used to hold water that’s separated from gas extracted at the drilling site.

Schopp says the company plans to conduct its own investigation.