Corrective Action Order Issued After Adair County Pipeline Explosion


"Presently, we are able to continue servicing our customers because we isolated the impacted area and maintained service through the other lines in our system. We do not expect the CAO to have any impact on our ability to meet market demand,” said Columbia Pipeline Group spokesperson.
 

ADAIR COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) -- The Columbia Pipeline Group monitors two hundred miles of pipeline in Kentucky and Tennessee. This pipeline is linked to last week's explosion in Adair County.

The corrective action order requires the group to block off valve usage of a twenty five mile segment, between Hartville, Tennessee and Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

The entire two hundred eighty mile pipeline must also reduce pressure by twenty percent.

"Presently, we are able to continue servicing our customers because we isolated the impacted area and maintained service through the other lines in our system. We do not expect the CAO to have any impact on our ability to meet market demand,” said Columbia Pipeline Group spokesperson.

Failure to comply with this order will result in civil penalties. The director of Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration must approve a restart plan before resuming operation.


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