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Why Pipeline Safety
Is Important

Pipelines are the safest way to transport energy products, like crude oil and natural gas. These hazardous products could be dangerous to students and faculty.  Serious pipeline problems are very rare, but they require careful safety planning to mitigate potential issues.

Protect your school by knowing the details of any easement agreements. Always avoid activities that could affect underground lines, such as tree planting or placing field equipment or other structures in the cleared right-of-way.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the most common cause of serious pipeline problems is improper or unauthorized digging near a pipeline.

Pipeline incident hazards can vary depending upon a variety of factors: diameter of pipe, pressure of product, type of product, weather, location of pipe, and others.

A pipeline release could result in:

  • Lost school days
  • Environmental contamination
  • Fire or explosion
  • Vapor cloud and toxic fumes
  • Asphyxiation
  • Harm to students and faculty
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