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So what exactlg do all these pipelines transport?

There is a wide range of products traveling lhlough lhe thousands oi miles oi plpellnes. everylhing from gas (on you.

car lo oxygen for hospllals. Many of lhese products can he hlghly flammable, harmful if inhaled, cause eye or skin
irzilalion nrpossihly cause dilficulty hlealhlng. Some oflhe malellals could cause envimmnenla] damage. Because

oi lhese polenllal haaanls. il ls lmponanl for our neighbors lo he ahle to recognize a plpellne 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 lmmeellalely leave lhe area.
a’ . ‘ ._ “ _ 1.2: M: M __ llposslhleluln onanyeoulpmenlhelng usedin nrnear
* ‘ ‘ * ' lhe suspected leak. Abandon any equipmenl helng used
W l v l__ "l '-'l‘  Fl wgter and move upwind from the suspected leak.
l ‘   .-'-  Fmmasafe locallon, call gn ol your local emengency
s,.. l . g- ~ lesponse number and lhe plpellne company. call collecl.
_ {' g V , _s;‘.; * ifneeded, and gave your name, phone numhen description
"' .« J ‘ ’~ ' " "—‘!l3~ YOUNG enhe leak and lls locallon.
, 9 " Waln olhers lo slay away when possible.
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a) An "il“l -u M l.—‘.»’1'l:-
Odqrg  . .  ,7. Ompa_ What NOT TO DO If You Suspect a Leak
“U 3"7F“l5'3 * > no nol Iuudl. hlealhe el make ccmlacl wllh lhe leaklng
U) /. liquids or gas. slay upwind ll posslhle.
- -'~ Du nol lighl a malch. slan an englne. use a lelephone.
. ( luln on o. off any lype oi eleclriczl swhch such as a
llghl. garage lleol epenel, elc. or do anylhlng Ihzl may
’ . cleale slauc or a spark.
3-(6 An mu 1’ L  rg Du nel allempl Io extinguish any plpelane fire Ihal may
, slarl.
fiomt ‘ ""‘ ’ ' ‘ has Du noldriveinlu a leak or yapol cloud area. Automobile
G’ 9 "1'S§.:. =1’  ‘ " OUVW. ‘‘ englnes may lgnlle lhe vapors.
_c maglbe?‘ ' I K Du nol allempl In operate valves.
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Pipeline Operator's Actions during an Emergency

In lhe unllkely event of an accidenl or leak. lhe plpellne operator who is notified will immediately dlspalch personnel lo
lhe slle to help handle lhe emelgency and lo provide lnlonnallen lo puhllc salely nlficials lo asslsl ln their lesponse lo lhe
emelgency. Pipeline lechnlclans will also lake quick acuon such as slaning and slopplng pumps or compressors. closing and
openlng valves. and similar sleps lo minimize lhe impacl oi lhe silnatinn. These responders ale heavily Irained throughout
lhe year lo ensule lhel. nelghhelhooel ls rammed le ils well—l>eing.

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