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Company won't be cited for W.Va. pipeline blast

April 24, 2014
Associated Press

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Williams Energy won't be cited by state environmental regulators for a natural gas pipeline explosion in Marshall County.

The April 5 explosion and fire scorched trees over a 2-acre area near Moundsville. Several homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Kelley Gillenwater tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register (http://bit.ly/1jTXmE8 ) that the agency didn't find any evidence of groundwater contamination at the site.

An investigation of the explosion's cause is continuing.

Gillenwater says the rupture most likely occurred at a weld point in the 12-inch pipeline.

Williams Energy spokeswoman Helen Humphreys says her company appreciates the DEP's evaluation.

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Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.theintelligencer.net

 
 

 

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