How Safe Are America’s 2.5 Million Miles of Pipelines?

OnEarth Magazine: At 6:11 p.m. on September 6, 2010, San Bruno, California 911 received an urgent call. A gas station had just exploded and a fire with flames reaching 300 feet was raging through the neighborhood. The explosion was so large that residents suspected an airplane crash. But the real culprit was found underground: a ruptured pipeline spewing natural gas caused a blast that left behind a 72-foot-long crater, killed 8 people, and injured more than 50. Over 2,000 miles away in Michigan, workers were still......

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