Cause of Williams Leidy Pipeline Explosion in 2015 was Corrosion

report-findingsA Williams Transco Leidy pipeline ruptured in Lycoming County, PA in June 2015 (see Williams Transco Leidy Pipeline Ruptures in Lycoming County, PA). There was no fire–and no one was injured–but families within a 3-mile radius were evacuated as a safety precaution. By 11:45 pm they were allowed to return home. Now more than a year later, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a report finding corrosion was found on the pipeline–but the corrosion was on the outside of the pipeline, not on the inside…

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