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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-74-052
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Synopsis: ON DECEMBER 6, 1973, A PIPELINE RUPTURED IN A RURAL AREA IN KANSAS, AND RELEASED 2,138 BARRELS OF ANHYDROUS AMMONIA, A VOLATILE, TOXIC MATERIAL. TWO PERSONS WHO HAD DRIVEN THROUGH THE AMMONIA VAPORS WERE HOSPITALIZED WITH BURNS TO THE EYES, NOSE, THROAT, AND LUNGS.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE OFFICE OF PIPELINE SAFETY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: AMEND CFR 49 195.404(B), MAPS AND RECORDS, TO PROVIDE FOR PRESSURE RECORDING INSTRUMENTS TO BE INSTALLED AND PROPERLY MAINTAINED AT EACH PUMP STATION AND EACH PIPELINE TERMINAL AND THAT THESE RECORDED PRESSURES BE RETAINED AT A CENTRAL LOCATION FOR AT LEAST 3 YEARS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Pipeline
Location: Conway, KS, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 80188
Accident Reports:
Mid America Pipeline System, Anhydrous Ammonia Leak
Report #: PAR-74-06
Accident Date: 12/6/1973
Issue Date: 11/11/1974
Date Closed: 8/19/1985
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: RSPA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: RSPA
Date: 8/19/1985
Response:

From: RSPA
To: NTSB
Date: 1/21/1975
Response: MEMO FROM OFFICE OF PIPELINE SAFETY: THE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE APPROPRIATE NOTICES OF PROPOSED RULE MAKING THAT ARE ISSUED FOR THE PLANNED REVISION OF PART 195. 4/1/78 - ACTION PENDING AVAILABILITY OF OPSO RESOURCES.