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Reader's View: City should have told public sooner about gas line

Apparently, the city decided it was not a safety issue, but if something had gone wrong, it would have been a huge problem.

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In my cursory read of the News Tribune’s Feb. 4 editorial ( Our View: “Demand answers following gas-line rupture ”), I noted that there was no mention of the very long time lag between when the leak/rupture was reported by the contractor and when the city first notified the community. According to news coverage, it seems it took almost a day after the initial leak before the public was notified.

If this was the timeline, why was the community not notified sooner? Could there have been a catastrophic explosion? Apparently, the city decided it was not a safety issue, but if something had gone wrong, it would have been a huge problem.

Many of us still remember train derailments and refinery explosions.

Harvey Van Horn

Duluth

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