What’s Behind the New York City Gas Line Shutdown and Why It Matters

Why NYC Gas Line Outage is Unavoidable

Gas explosions are all too common in the news over the past few years. Why is this? Natural gas is a highly combustible material, which means it can explode when it comes into contact with open flames or even an electrical spark. The highest-profile cases of natural-gas-related disasters happened in New York City in 2014 and 2015. In March 2014, 8 gas explosions resulted in two deaths and dozens of injuries. In September 2015, an explosion caused by a gas leak from a street main killed eight people, injured 50 others and destroyed three buildings. Although the root cause for these disasters is being investigated, there are many things that could have been done to prevent them.

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