- Associated Press - Saturday, May 27, 2017

PEETZ, Colo. (AP) - Workers have shut down a leak of natural gas from an underground storage facility in northeastern Colorado.

The leak began Thursday in a well that injects and withdraws gas from the facility near the town of Peetz in Logan County. It is owned by East Cheyenne Gas Storage.

East Cheyenne said a failed safety device caused the leak. Logan County called all residents who live within two miles of the well and urged them to evacuate.

East Cheyenne said Saturday it was alerting evacuees that they can return home. It said it would reimburse homeowners for their expenses.

Houston-based Midstream Energy Holdings owns the storage facility.


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