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So what exactlg do all these pipelines transport?

There is a wide range of products traveling Ihmugh ll.e thousands oi miles oi plpellues. everylhing from gas (or you.

car lo oxygen for l.ospllals. Many of ll.ese prclducls Can be flammable, harmful if lukaled, cause eye or skin
irzilalion nrpossihly sause dlleeully breathing. Some oflhe malellals could sause envimmnenlal damage. Because

oi .l.ese poleullal hazards. il ls lmponaul {or our neighbors lo be alsle to recognize a plpellue leak.

Recognizing a pipeline leak
Using gour sense of sight. smell and sound will help gou
in recognizing a suspected leak.
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 _..l - What TO DO If You Suspect a Leak
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G) 7‘ HM ‘ ‘H L ‘I H]. J K , e lmmedlalely leave ll.e area.
a’ . ‘ ._ “ _ .2: My _‘ __ flpcussible lulu on any equipment being used ll. or near
* ‘  * ‘ ‘ ' ll.e suspeeled leak. Ahandon any equipmenl lselug used
W l v l__ "l '-'l‘  Fl wgter and move upwind from the suspected leak.
l ‘   .-'-  Fmmasafe loeallou,eallg..o.yeullosalemeegeusy
s,.. l . g- ~ lespouse number and me plpellue company. call called,
{' y , _.;v; ifneeded, and gave your uame, phone number. description
"'91 ‘ ’~ " " "—‘!l3~ YOUNG ofllne leak and lls loeallou.
, 9 " Waln o.l.e..s lo slay away when possible.
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a) An -vi». -l. .4 l.—‘.»’1'l:-
Odorg ‘ y . .  ,7. Ompa_ What NOT TO DO If You Suspect a Leak
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“U 3~F“l5'3 * > no uol Icuudl. l.leall.e el make ccmlacl wlll. ll.e leaklug
U) /. liquids or gas. slay upwmd ll possible.
- -'~ Du uol llglu a malell. slan a... euglue. use a leleplloue.
. ( lulu on o. off any lype oi eleclrical swilch such as a
llgl.l. garage doe. epeuel, elc. or do auylluug .l.a. may
’ . eleale slaus or a spark.
I-(6 An mu, 1_ __  re :]‘:rr|mt allempl Io extinguish auy plpellue fire may
fiomt ‘ ‘ ""‘ ’ ' ‘ has Du uol drive lmo a leak orvaporclnud area.AuLmnobile
G’ 9 "1'S§.:. =1’  ‘ " OUVW. ‘‘ euglues may lgulle .l.e vapors.
_c m9Q’be"a‘ ' I K Du ool allempl In operate valves.
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Pipeline Operator's Actions during an Emergency

In ll.e uullkely event of an accidenl or leak. ll.e plpellue operator who is notified will lmmedlalely dlspalsl. personnel lo
.l.e slle to l.elp kaudle ll.e emergenry and lo provide lulomualleu lo publir salely nlficials lo asslsl ll. ll.el.. lespouse lo ll.e
emergenry. Pipeline leslmlelaus will also lake quick aeuou such as slarling and slopplug pumps 01' compressors. eloslug and
opeulug valves. and similar sleps lo minimize ll.e impacl oi ll.e silnatinn. Tl.ese responders ale heavily Irained throughout
.l.e year lo eusule ll.el. ...elgl.l.e.l.ood ls lelumed le ils well—l>eing.

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