The Hidden Risk in the Fracking Boom

Are pipeline safety regulations keeping pace with the flood of natural gas?

Rolling Stone
Feb 20, 2019 · 13 min read
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A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood on September 9, 2010, in San Bruno, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

By Justin Nobel

At 10:40 a.m. on Monday, January 21st, a pipeline carrying natural gas ruptured in rural Noble County, in southeastern Ohio, producing a fireball that surged 120 feet into the air and engulfed the Noll family home, with 12-year-old son…

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