Rusty Pipes and Flammable Clouds

Ridgeway, James
April 1972
New Republic;4/22/72, Vol. 166 Issue 17, p12
Focuses on the safety of gas pipelines with reference to the recent gas-main explosion in the Washington D.C. Increase in the number of accidents and the possibility of the situation to become more critical because of the great demand for gas, which places additional strains on existing equipment; Permission given by the Federal Power Commission for the increased use of synthetic gas; Problems in using liquid natural gas; Attempts of the Bureau of Mines to simulate conditions of an oil spill.


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