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DENVER (AP) — Groundwater near oil and gas wells is up for discussion by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Industry regulators are set to hold a hearing Wednesday on proposed rules for sampling and monitoring of groundwater near proposed new wells. The tests could help show whether water has or hasn’t been contaminated by drilling.

The commission will later consider testimony on how close wells can be to buildings, including as schools and homes.

Decisions are not expected until next month.

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