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Resource ID: #22857
Subject: Housing
Source: KTVI-TV (St. Louis)
Date: 11/06/2006; 11/13/2006



Older soft copper gas lines have been linked to a series of home explosions. Regulators mandate such lines be replaced, but a KTVI investigation found that tens of thousands remain under homes. The homeowners never suspect, because the corrosion and gas leaks usually begin the yard, allowing the scent to be filtered out of the natural gas "as it travels through the soil into the home."

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