Report: Gas pipeline in fatal Kentucky explosion had defects operator had not found

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A large natural-gas pipeline that blew up in Lincoln County, killing one person and injuring several others, had several defects at the failure site that the operator had missed, according to a federal agency.

The agency did not say the defects caused the explosion, but the finding did prompt the agency to order the operator to review 20 years’ worth of tests and figure…Read more

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