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NTSB Launches Team to Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture


What: Gas line
Where: Sissonville West Virginia
When: Dec 11, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Who No reported fatalities, several injured
Why: A leaking gas line exploded in Sissonville WV. The NTSB has sent a team to collect the perishable evidence.

NTSB Launches Team to Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture in West Virginia

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a go-team to investigate a natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and subsequent fire in Sissonville, W.Va., which is about 10 miles outside of Charleston.

Ravi Chhatre is leading the team as the Investigator-in-Charge. The team will travel to West Virginia tonight and arrive on scene tomorrow.

Member Robert Sumwalt is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Public Affairs Officer Peter Knudson will also be in West Virginia to coordinate media related activities. He can be reached at (202) 557-1350 after arriving on scene tonight.

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