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May 4th, 2009:

Ruptured Gas Main Spews Harmful Gas

American Energy Coalition - May 4th, 2009

A backhoe ruptured a gas main on New York's Long Island, causing harmful utility gas to spew into the atmosphere for three hours unchecked. No one was injured, but an undetermined quantity of methane was released into the atmosphere. Methane, the principle ingredient in utility gas, is a greenhouse gas that is 72 times more harmful than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period. National Grid has not reported how much gas leaked.

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