Plumber ruptures natural gas line
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — Last week explosions and fires following an apparent natural gas leak leveled a pair of apartment buildings in New York City’s East Harlem, killing and injuring many of residents.
Officials from the city of Susanville and the Susanville Sanitary District report ruptures of natural gas pipelines in the city of Susanville are a rarity, but a plumber clearing a sewer line at a Third Street residence Feb. 25 severed a natural gas line and caused a natural gas leak. The homeowners were evacuated, the natural gas leak was stopped and there were no injuries, explosions or fires.
Could a natural gas line rupture pose a safety risk to the people of Susanville? The answer depends upon whom you ask.