Feds want Sissionville pipeline fixed immediately
December 21, 2012 ·
Federal regulators are ordering an immediate inspection and necessary repairs to a natural gas pipeline that was the source of a spectacular explosion earlier this month near Sissonville.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is warning that the continued use of the pipeline without corrective measures would be an environmental threat and hazardous to property and life.
The 26.2-mile natural gas transmission ruptured 10 days ago about 15 miles outside of Charleston, destroying four homes and scorching an 800-foot section of Interstate 77. There were no serious injuries.
A spokesman for Columbia Gas Transmission did not immediately return a telephone message from The Associated Press.
The National Transportation Safety Board has not determined the cause of the explosion.