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Using your sense of sight, smell and sound will help you in recognizing a suspected leak.
I Adense, white cloud orfog I An unusual smell or gaseous I An unusual noise coming from
over a pipeline odorwill sometimes accompany the pipeline, such as a hissing
I Discolored vegetation a Dipeline leak. or roaring sound, may be a sign
surroundingthe pipeline ofa leak.
I Bubblingin water or creeks
or an oily sheen on water 1 ‘
5 l r . l . r ,
I Frozen ground In warm ‘ :~ .;Il~. L,“ 
weather y _ l
I Dirt blowing upfromthe “' R‘
gmmd Illllrwlnllafs halollv.
call Imnru you dig.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WHAT NOT TO DO IFYOU
SUSPECT A LEAK SUSPECT A LEAK

- lmmeahately lL‘zI\'c the area. - Do not touch, bmathc er make contact nnth the leaking lrtpnas

- It pnssrlsle tarn art any emnprnent bung asea in or gas. stay upwlnd rt pnssrlale.

(Ir near the snspeeterl leak. Abandon any eqrnprnent - Do not llghl a mateh, start an cnginc, use a Iclnphont, tum an
bung u~cd and rnnye upwind from the saspeeterl leale or off any type at eleetneal ~wItcl\ saeh as a llgllt, gamgn dour
- From a sale leeatren, call 911 or year leeal emergeney opener, ete. ur rln anything that may ereate ~IatIc er a ~paxk.
response namher anrl the prpehne enrnpany call eel. - Do not attempt to ertrngursh any prpehne fim that may start
lert, rt neeaerl, and give year name, phonc number, - Do not dnvc Into a leak or vapor elnarl area. Aulomoblln
rleserrptrrrn at the Icak and lb leeatran. engtnes may Ignllc the vapor.-

- warn ether. tn stay away when pessrlale - Do not attempt to operate yalyes.
PIPELINE ORERAToR’s ACTIONS DURING AN EMERGENCY
In the unllkcly event at an aenrlent er lcak the prpelrne eperater whn I~ nntrhea will rrnmerlrately arspaleh pnnunnul tn the srte
as help handle the cmcrgcnty anrl to prnuae Information to pahlre satety ettrerals to assrst In their response to the nmcxgcncy
Plpullnc teehmerans V/l11a1~() taku qulck aetmn sneh as startrng ana stapprng prrmps or eampressers, doslng and opening
valves, and smnlar steps to mlnlmlzc the rmpaet of the srtaatren. These respenrlers are heayrly tramerl tllroughout the year to
unxun: therr Imlghbnrlmud I~' mtllrncd re rts wcIl—bcIng
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