Earth Day reminds us that we need to think about our carbon foot print. As stated in our November post Pipeline Corrosion in America, there are over 2 million aging pipelines in the United States. These pipelines directly affect our environment, communities, and residents.
These aging pipelines resulted in deadly explosions, property damage, and fires across the country:
- September 9, 2010— San Bruno, California —8 deaths, 52 injuries, 50 homes destroyed
- December 29, 2010— Wayne, Michigan —2 deaths, 3 injuries
- January 18, 2011— Philadelphia, Pennsylvania —1 death, 3 injured
- January 24, 2011— Fairport Harbor, Ohio—20 homes damaged
- January 26, 2011— Horseheads, New York—1 death, 2 injured, 1 home destroyed
- February 9, 2012— Allentown, Pennsylvania —5 deaths, 47 homes and properties damaged and destroyed
- February 10, 2012—Hanoverton, Ohio—brush fire
Federal regulators are commissioning the study of old pipelines in order to improve inspection methods to determine if they are capable of detecting flaws in old pipes. This study will result in new rules that will prevent future ruptures. It is important to consistently look for better ways to inspect, test, and monitor pipelines. Borin Manufacturing state of the art products are custom made to fit your organization needs. We encourage you to read more about our products, and give us a call.
What are you doing after earth day to protect the environment?