PA DEP Stops Revolution Pipe Repair Following New Problems

On Sept. 10, Energy Transfer’s 24-inch gathering pipeline in Beaver County, PA, called the Revolution Pipeline, caught fire and exploded during testing (see Revolution Pipeline Near Pittsburgh Explodes – Home & Barn Destroyed). Fortunately, nobody was hurt, although a nearby home, barn and two garages were leveled by fire from the blast. That area, like much of the northeast, has been pounded by rain week after week and month after month. All that rain resulted in a landslide, which caused the explosion. Since that time ET has been working, pushing dirt around the entire 100-mile length of the pipeline to ensure there are no other problems. Yesterday the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) put a stop to that work, at least for now.

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