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Resource ID: #21688
Subject: Environment
Source: Register (Mobile, Ala.)
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Date: Jan. 15, 21, 24, 31; Feb. 12, 22, 29; March 2, 24; April 8, 14, 29; May 20; June 8, 20, 23; July 11; Oct. 12, 29

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This ongoing investigation examines the potential risks of damage from a liquified natural gas supertanker or onshore facility. The Register's research, analyzed with help from those in the academic community, showed that if such a supertanker caught fire, the blaze would be much, much larger than what federal documents and officials have suggested. Federal officials also conceded that a certain type of flammable insulation is commonly used on the supertankers, despite earlier assertions to the contrary.

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