Report: Gas pipelines in Mich. are leaky and outdated
Updated: Monday, April 1 2013, 08:37 AM EDT
MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new report claims Michigan's natural gas pipelines are extremely leaky and outdated and among the worst in the country.
The Detroit Free Press says Consumers Energy and DTE Energy, the state's leading natural gas suppliers, have only replaced 15-percent of the worn-out lines in the past 10 years.
At the end of February an 80-year-old pipeline in Royal Oak caused a natural gas explosion, killing one person and damaging 31 homes.