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Responding To A Pipeline Leak
What To Do In The Event Of A Leak:
• Turn off any equipment and eliminate any ignition sources without risking injury.
What Not To Do IN The Event Of A Leak:
• DO NOT cause any open flame or other potential source of ignition such as an electrical switch, vehicle ignition, light a match, etc. Do not start motor vehicles or electrical equipment. Do not ring doorbells to notify others of the leak. Knock with your hand to avoid potential sparks from knockers.
What Does The Pipeline Company Do If A Leak Occurs?
To prepare for the event of a leak, pipeline companies regularly communicate, plan and train with local emergency responders. Upon notifi cation of an incident or leak, the pipeline company will immediately dispatch trained personnel to assist emergency responders. Pipeline companies and emergency responders are trained to protect life, property, and facilities in the case of an emergency. Pipeline companies will also take steps to minimize the amount of product that leaks out and to isolate the pipeline emergency.