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Resource ID: #26625
Subject: Inspection
Source: WAFF 48 News (Huntsville, Ala.)
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Date: July 3, 2014

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WAFF 48 investigated the process of inspecting gas pumps in North Alabama and discovered the state employed just six inspectors to check 90,000 pumps. Uninspected pumps can cost drivers money by overcharging them or by dispensing bad gas. During the most recent series of inspections in North Alabama 143 out of 844 pumps failed inspection. The state would not supply us with a list of pumps that failed. Instead, we had to submit a list of gas stations and inspectors would then supply the results. Out of the twenty stations submitted to the state, nine pumps were condemned. During the investigation it was learned that state budget cuts lead to the lack of inspectors. We also learned inspectors rely on public complaints to determine where to inspect.

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