Even a horrific accident, though, doesn't seem to be enough to spur OPS--or Congress--to make meaningful change to protect the public from dangerous pipelines
, which are increasingly turning up under heavily populated areas.
Because it was not feasible to stop the pipeline
flow during the relocation, Badger dug new trenches, installed replacement pipe and diverted the How to the relocated portion.
When acetylene-welded pipelines
were constructed in the '20s and '30s, they didn't have the technology or quality control to make good-quality welds,'' he said.
The Department of Water and Power has stated that the proposed crude-oil pipeline
would place over 75 percent of the city's water supply in danger in the event of an earthquake or other major disaster.