Michigan Oil Spill Report Delayed, But Corrosion Confirmed

January 19, 2012

The federal report that was to detail the causes of the 2010 spill in Southern Michigan that leaked 800,000 gallons of oil from Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Inc.’s pipeline that runs from Griffith, Indiana, to Sarnia, Ontario in Canada. This staggering amount of oil was spilled into the Kalamazoo River an hour drive east of Grand [...] Continue Reading…

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Debate Heating Up Over Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline

January 10, 2012

Debate is heating up over Enbridge, an Alberta based company, and their proposed $5.5-billion Northern Gate Pipeline project. The proposed pipeline would deliver crude from Alberta’s oilsands to the major port city of Kitimat, B.C. The crude would then be exported to the Asian markets from there. Environmentalists contend that the history of pipelines imply [...] Continue Reading…

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Busy London Overpass Closed Due To Corrosion On Cables

January 5, 2012

Transport for London announced the Hammersmith Flyover would be closed until further notice due to a serious structural defect. The flyover, or as we would call it overpass, is a high-traffic key route from Heathrow Airport to central London. The overpass was built in the 1960s and has been under periodic inspection over the last [...] Continue Reading…

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Corroded Cables Replaced On World’s Longest Floating Bridge

December 27, 2011

The floating bridge of highway 520 in Washington State is nearing retirement after being continuously in service since 1963. With three years remaining until a new bridge can be in place state officials are racing to replace corroded cables, 15 of the 58 anchor cables which range in age from 18 to 33 years old. [...] Continue Reading…

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Corroded Pipelines Near Stanford University

December 2, 2011

Recent testing found a small pipeline problem near Stanford University. To be more specific, the pipeline is located near Hanover Street on Page Mill Road. Corrosion was the reported cause of the problem. The pipeline experienced a deterioration of the protective coating on the pipe which lead to a hole developing. The Pacific and Gas [...] Continue Reading…

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Underground Propane Tank Regulation Code

November 24, 2011

After January 1, 2001, a new amendment of the national LP-Gas Code will require all underground propane tanks to be equipped with a cathodic protection system. The new code will also require that the cathodic system be routinely tested. A system must be tested when a propane tank is first installed to prove that it [...] Continue Reading…

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PG&E Natural Gas Leak

November 15, 2011

A small leak was found on a pipeline in Palo Alto, California last week. Pacific Gas and Electric said this was most likely due to corrosion. Corrosion was found on the outer walls of the pipe. The pipeline is a 24 inch pipe that transports natural gas. The leak was found during a pressure test [...] Continue Reading…

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Nuclear Power Plant Leaks Due to Corrosion

November 3, 2011

Three-fourths of commercial nuclear power plants in the United States have been found to have leaked radioactive tritium into the earth through corroded pipelines. These incidents have been escalating throughout the years, as more reactors are being licensed by federal regulators. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission found that at least 48 of 65 sites leaked [...] Continue Reading…

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