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Mike Hickey works on capping an an orphaned well in Adams County, Colo. The EPA estimates there are more than 1 million abandoned gas and oil wells across the country. Matt Bloom/KNUC hide caption

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Cleaning Up Abandoned Wells Proves Costly To Gas And Oil Producing States

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A contractor prepares to cut off the top of a coal bed methane well near Gillette, Wyo., in 2015. It's one of thousands of abandoned, plugged wells sprinkled throughout Wyoming and Colorado. Stephanie Joyce/Wyoming Public Media hide caption

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Danger Below? New Properties Hide Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells

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