By Jack Money, The Oklahoman (Sept. 28, 2023)
“Pipeline Safety Trust, an organization that promotes pipeline safety through education and advocacy, routinely monitors pipeline breaks happening across the nation.
It ranks Monday’s Oklahoma City spill the eighth-largest inside the state since 2010 using the most recent data available from the U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
“Curiously, half the spills at this size or larger in Oklahoma have been due to excavation damage,” said Kenneth Clarkson, the organization’s communications director.
The other four were due to material failures, internal corrosion or an unknown cause, he said.”