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Natural gas pipeline rupture and fire near Carlsbad, New Mexico, August 19, 2000.

Author: National Transportation Safety Board.
Publisher: Washington, DC : The Board, February 11, 2003.
Series: Pipeline accident report
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At 5:26 a.m., mountain daylight time, on Saturday, August 19, 2000, a 30-inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline operated by El Paso Natural Gas Company ruptured adjacent to the Pecos River near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The released gas ignited and burned for 55 minutes. Twelve persons who were camping under a concrete-decked steel bridge that supported the pipeline across the river were killed and their three
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Title: Natural gas pipeline rupture and fire near Carlsbad, New Mexico, August 19, 2000.
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: National Transportation Safety Board.
Notes: Misc. No.: 7310B.
Misc. No.: NTSB/PAR-03/01.
Accession No.: 112228.
Ntis: pb2003-916501.
Description: 62 p.
Year: February 11, 2003.
Publisher: Washington, DC : The Board,
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: TN880.5 .U58 03/01
Corporate Author: National Transportation Safety Board.
Series: Pipeline accident report
OCLC No.: 690875701

Abstract:

At 5:26 a.m., mountain daylight time, on Saturday, August 19, 2000, a 30-inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline operated by El Paso Natural Gas Company ruptured adjacent to the Pecos River near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The released gas ignited and burned for 55 minutes. Twelve persons who were camping under a concrete-decked steel bridge that supported the pipeline across the river were killed and their three vehicles destroyed. Two nearby steel suspension bridges for gas pipelines crossing the river were extensively damaged. According to El Paso Natural Gas Company, property and other damages or losses totaled $998,296.

The major safety issues identified in this investigation are the design and construction of the pipeline, the adequacy of El Paso Natural Gas Company's internal corrosion control program, the adequacy of Federal safety regulations for natural gas pipelines, and the adequacy of Federal oversight of the pipeline operator. As a result of its investigation of this accident, the National Transportaion Safety Board makes safety recommendations to the Research and Special Programs Administration and NACE International.
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