Looking For Leaks: How Likely Is A Gas Explosion In Boston?
Friday’s natural gas explosion in Springfield damaged 42 buildings and was the result of a utility worker who — having responded to a call about a gas odor — accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline.
Could a blast such as what happened in Springfield happen in Boston just as easily? Is the pipeline infrastructure in our city adequate? To explore these questions and more, Nathan Phillips — lead researcher of the BU study on Boston’s gas leaks — joins Radio Boston.
- Nathan Phillips, professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston Univeristy. His latest paper is “Mapping Urban Pipeline Leaks: Methane Leaks Across Boston.”
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