March 27, 2018 Read More →

A Pipeline in the Sand

The Bitter Southerner:

Since 2010, over 470 people have been injured in pipeline explosions and 100 have been killed. Damage from pipeline accidents, leaks, and spills totals more than $3.5 billion. While injury and fatality numbers have dropped somewhat over time, numbers of “significant incidents” — leaks and explosions — has begun to creep up. According to an April 2016 report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, the danger zone for a pipeline is anything within 1,100 feet. While the chances of such an incident are low, the prospect of an explosion is hard to ignore.

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