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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-74-056
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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 REQUIRE THE MID AMERICA PIPE LINE COMPANY TO: REEVALUATE THEIR TRAINING PROGRAM FOR INSPECTORS AND THEIR INSPECTION PROCEDURES UNDER 49 CFR 195.204, INSPECTION-GENERAL, TO INCREASE THE PROBABILITY THAT DAMAGE TO THEIR PIPELINES BY OUTSIDE PARTIES IS PREVENTED OR DETECTED AND REPORTED.
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: 12/12/1978
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: RSPA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Evacuation, Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: RSPA
Date: 12/12/1978
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. 8/4/78 - LETTER FROM MAPCO STATING THAT THE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR INSPECTORS HAS BEEN REEVALUATED AND ADDITIONAL TRAINING INITIATED.