A contractor for AT&T was burying optic cable and hit a pipeline in Mississippi today causing the pipeline to explode. The contractor, who did call before he started digging, said he has hit pipeline before but none of it has ever exploded. YIKES!
People were evacuated and the road was closed.
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Make sure to bring up in those Community Meetings for new pipelines to support gas wells that:
1. Many excavators don't call 811 before digging.
2. Gas & other pipeline locates made for excavators have been known to be wrong.
3. Some companies fail to respond to locate requests for their pipelines:
In Texas they admit they don't know where all the pipelines are! A friend found a beautiful piece of property that she wanted to purchase but it had an abandoned pipeline on it. Because they didn't know who owned the pipeline, she would be held responsible if anything ever happened so she didn't buy that property.