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May 2nd, 2009:

National Grid Leaves Reported Leak Unrepaired

American Energy Coalition - May 2nd, 2009

The Long Island, N.Y., newspaper Newsday reported in May 2009 that a resident of Roslyn Heights, N.Y., Mark Bernstein, reported a gas leak on this street to National Grid, and the utility took no action for six months until Newsday took an interest in the case. Bernstein told the newspaper that he and several neighbors called the utility repeatedly over a six-month period and were told that work crews had to take care of emergencies before they could attend to the Roslyn Heights leak. A National Grid spokesman told Newsday that they visited the site after Bernstein called and determined there was a low-priority "Level 3" leak that posed no danger to local residents. After Newsday called, however, the utility sent a crew to repair the leak.

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