Look Out Below: Danger Lurks Underground From Aging Gas Pipes

Look Out Below: Danger Lurks Underground From Aging Gas Pipes

Look Out Below: Danger Lurks Underground From Aging Gas Pipes

September 23, 2014

Even small cracks or accidents can trigger a destructive explosion.

Read the in-depth article about the nations aging gas pipes by John Kelly in USA TODAY: http://www.usatoday.com/longform/news/nation/2014/09/23/gas-pipes-cast-iron-deaths-explosions-investigation/15783697/

“Aging pipes are a high-risk example of the nation’s struggle to replace its crumbling infrastructure, a danger hidden beneath the ground until a pipe fails or is struck by something and a spark ignites a monstrous blast. Natural gas is piped into 67 million homes and at least 5 million businesses, schools and other buildings across the country, with gas distribution and service lines snaking beneath most neighborhoods in American cities.”

Introduction: A deadly problem
Chapter 1: Clusters of cast iron
Chapter 2: The risk in New York
Chapter 3: Some progress, but is it fast enough?