- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A landslide, wastewater spill and other issues at a southwestern Pennsylvania natural gas drilling site are resulting in a $1 million fine.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Monday (http://bit.ly/1v9mdrt ) that Vantage Energy of Englewood, Colorado, has to pay the money immediately and clean up the site by the end of 2015.

The newspaper says the company signed an agreement last week with the state Department of Environmental Protection.

The DEP tells the Tribune-Review that a landslide at the Greene County shale well pad damaged and blocked streams. State regulators say that was before a contractor dumped wastewater at the site near Waynesburg.

The company says it regrets what it describes as isolated events.

The newspaper says Vantage produced gas from 14 Greene County wells in the first half of 2014.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com

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