PAWHUSKA, Okla. -- Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday issued a state of emergency in relation to a geothermal well on Pawhuska Public Schools property that has purged natural gas.
The public emergency began on Aug. 14, according to the order, and the Oklahoma Water Resources Board is working to plug the leaking well.
The state of emergency was ordered to help protect the public in Osage County.
Due to the issued state of emergency, agencies will be able to make emergency acquisitions to help resolve the problem.
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