Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2022-07-07 10:57:10 –
Chester County, Tennessee (WKRN) —Hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil were reported leaked in Henderson last month.
According to one release, on June 29, the energy transfer partner Mid Valley pipeline ruptured after the secondary side damaged the transmission pipeline.
Initially estimated at 21,000 gallons, it turned out to be 201,600 gallons and was discharged to the surrounding area, including Horse Creek. According to the Pipeline and Dangerous Goods Safety Administration, this is the second most oil spill recorded in Tennessee since 1986.
The Chester County Emergency Management Agency has stated that a worker operating a lawnmower has collided with a pipeline, suggesting that it may be exposed or close to the surface. I am. However, the operator does not have to maintain the depth to cover the pipeline.
“Safety regulators need to require operators to maintain a safe coverage depth for all pipelines, especially those that can affect our critical water sources,” Pipe said. Bill Column, Executive Director of the Line Safety Trust, said in the release.
Horse Creek is currently dammed as the crew is working to clear the area.
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