As N.J. pipeline network grows, safety is concern

Pipeline Excavation
Pipeline Excavation
BY JAMES M. O’NEILLSTAFF WRITER | THE RECORDWith more than 1,500 miles of aging natural gas pipelines already crisscrossing New Jersey, and five new projects to expand the network’s capacity being proposed or recently completed, federal authorities are raising concerns about the safety of such pipelines nationwide, especially in densely populated areas.A recent study by the National Transportation Safety Board — which focused on pipelines in high population areas — pointed out weaknesses in inspection plans and federal oversight of the pipelines. A particular concern is the risk of accidents due to corrosion in lines installed before 1970.Vac-Tron hydro-excavation equipment is a safer way to locate and excavate pipelines.  Click here to see all Vac-Tron equipment.Click here to read the entire article at NorthJersey.com

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