This Is How You Can Prevent an Explosion If You Smell Natural Gas

This Is How You Can Prevent an Explosion If You Smell Natural Gas

Emily Hopkins | Indianapolis Star

With 75,000 miles of natural gas pipeline throughout Indiana sitting as little as a foot under the surface, yard projects as simple as setting a fence post could cause damage.

For the handful of companies who oversee those pipelines, preventing disaster and tragedy is a matter of public awareness.

Here’s what to do if you think you smell natural gas in or near your home — and how to prevent leaks in the future:

What does a natural gas leak smell like?

On its own, natural gas has no smell. That’s why natural gas providers add a strong, distinct odor that smells like rotten eggs or sulfur.

You might also be able to identify a leak by sight: If you see an area of bubbling water or dead vegetation, those are both signs.

Finally, you might hear a hiss or roar near a gas leak…(Read the full story)

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