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Rice Energy fined $393,500 by Pennsylvania agency for permit violations

Rice Energy agreed to pay fines totaling $393,500 for a series of permit violations and other issues around several well pads and pipelines in Washington and Greene counties, the state Department of Environmental Protection said Monday.

The violations by the Cecil-based gas producer and two affiliates date to 2012. Company officials signed three agreements with regulators last month to close investigations into the incidents, which included a wastewater spill at one site, a landslide at another and improperly permitted pipelines between others.

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