New docs reveal problems with pipes involved in Adair Co. explosion

New docs reveal problems with pipes involved in Adair Co. explosion

New docs reveal problems with pipes involved in Adair Co. explosion

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 11:40 PM

ADAIR COUNTY, Ky. (WHAS11) – New information has been revealed about the group who owns the gas line that exploded in a small Kentucky town earlier this week.

The blast on Thursday destroyed two homes, injuring two people and forced the town on Knifley to evacuate.

The pipe at the center of the explosion is owned by Columbia Gulf Transmission.

According to documents WHAS11 received from the Pipeline Safety Trust, there have been 24 other reported incidents between 2006 and 2013 involving CGT pipelines.

Three of those have occurred in Kentucky – their causes were determined as equipment malfunctions, Earth movement and a seam in a pipe.

CGT says the pipeline in Knifley has been operating safely since the mid 1950’s and ‘60’s.

There is still no word on the exact cause of the blast.
 

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