Fatal Flaws in Gas Lines

Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:16 By Bill Moyers and Bill Moyers Journal, t r u t h o u t | Programming Note | name.

Fatal Flaws in Gas Lines
Gas line break causes house explosion in Muskegon, Michigan. (Photo: The Muskegon Chronicle)

    PBS Airtime: Friday, November 21, 2008, at 9:00 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings here).

    This week, Bill Moyers Journal and Exposé: America's Investigative Reports present an investigative story on tragic accidents resulting from natural gas explosions. The report is part of Blueprint America, a PBS-wide series on the nation's infrastructure. "Beneath the North Texas Dirt" follows Brett Shipp, a television reporter from WFAA in Dallas, who discovered that aging equipment connecting homeowners' gas lines to their gas meters was failing, causing horrific explosions. Shipp found evidence suggesting that for decades state regulators and local power companies ignored this fatal problem in the vital infrastructure that brings natural gas into hundreds of thousands of Dallas area homes.

Last modified on Wednesday, 19 November 2008 16:41