The Kentucky Enbridge Pipeline Explosion: everyday risk buried in American backyards

Enbridge’s Texas Eastern Transmission Pipeline ‘TETCO’ — site of explosion, August 1, 2019, Lincoln County, Kentucky | GIS mapping & imagery by author.

Wherein lies inherent risk of future pipeline violence ?

To begin to answer this critical question, the Kentucky Enbridge explosion can be recreated using spatial software, open data and satellite imagery. Extrapolated forward, this analysis can uncover inherent risk in large, interstate and intrastate pipelines transecting an untold number of private properties across the nation…

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