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New bill aims to prevent pipeline explosions

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Press Release

On Tuesday, February 15th, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined local residents to address concerns about pipeline safety and call for action against negligence that undermines the security of New Yorkers. In the past month alone, there have been three tragic and sometimes deadly pipeline explosions nationwide in Philadelphia, Hanoverton and most recently in Allentown.

These incidents have raised concerns on a local level about the thousands of miles of combustible pipelines that transport oil, natural gas and hazardous liquids beneath the streets and homes of New York City.

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NOTE: a pipeline that transports petroleum to local airports goes through the corner of Skillman and 43rd Street, where the photo is taken.

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