As we wrote in this week's paper, Texas-based gas giant Spectra Energy is building a high-gauge, high-pressure natural gas transmission pipeline right into the heart of the West Village.
|The kind of devastating explosion that rocked San Bruno in 2010 could never happen here in New York, because our pipeline overlords are just too conscientious.|
That makes some people nervous, because pipelines like this seem to explode all the time, and when they do it can be sort of calamitous. But Spectra says not to worry, because
"Spectra Energy is extremely vigilant and proactive with its integrity management programs as required by the US Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)- implementing rigorous safety measures across our entire system."
Okay. Sounds good. Everybody relax already! Jesus. The people building and running this thing are extremely vigilant and follow all the required safety precautions laid out by the US Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).More »