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Enbridge natural gas pipeline explodes in Kentucky

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A natural gas pipeline in Enbridge’s Texas Eastern pipeline network near Danville, Kentucky, exploded on 1 August, killing one person and injuring a further five.

In a statement released by Enbridge, which is responding to the incident, president and CEO Al Monaco said: “We are deeply saddened that this incident has resulted in a fatality. I want to express our condolences to the family and loved ones of the person who was lost today and to all who have been affected by this incident.”

The company added that its primary concern is for those impacted by the explosion. Enbridge has a care team on-site that is providing assistance and to support to individuals and families affected by the incident.

The accident took place on a 30-inch pipeline that forms part of the Texas Eastern natural gas system, with the line isolated following the explosion.

The National Transportation Board (NTSB) has opened an investigation into the incident, with Enbridge offering support to the NTSB in its inquiry.