CT Post: Study: Natural gas pipelines leaking in Danbury, other cities


A study of Connecticut gas infrastructure found that substantial numbers of leaks existed in the system as a result of Connecticut’s aging gas pipe network. In Danbury, there were approximately 3.6 leaks per mile of pipe, 2.6 leaks per mile in New London, and a shocking 4.3 leaks per mile in densely-populated Hartford. These leaks represent a major health and safety threat, both in terms of the greenhouse effect of all that leaked methane and the direct health impacts on local plants, animals and people. Additionally, the leak report raised serious fears of a Merrimack Valley-style disaster occurring in Connecticut, given the damaged and decrepit state of the infrastructure.