Feds are still working on pipeline leak detection rules, spokesman says

10/30/2013 | Bloomberg

U.S. pipeline regulators have yet to implement pipeline leak detection rules following several incidents over the past three years, including one in North Dakota just last month, observers say. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said it continues to amend its rules for pipelines and noted that the number of major incidents has dropped since the late 1990s. "It does take time and effort, and a lot goes into getting this done," said Damon Hill, a spokesman for the agency.

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