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Posted on: November 16, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Chevron Pipeline Incident Latest Statement

Chevron Pipeline Incident Latest Statement

Chevron Statement:

The West Texas LPG pipeline Unified Incident Command has reduced the evacuation zone around the incident site to 0.5 mile radius from the previous 1.5 mile radius and the majority of Milford residents can return to their homes this afternoon.

There is still a small residual fire at the site of the ruptured 10” pipeline which has been isolated. Flaring began early this morning in order to eliminate the remaining product in the nearby 14-inch pipeline. These flares may be visible to residents while flaring continues.

Air monitoring continues. Results of that monitoring indicate the air quality in the area is within normal ranges. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued a public statement stating that it has been monitoring air quality since the incident occurred and has detected “no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or particulate matter at levels of concern.”

Chevron Pipe Line Company would like to again express our regret to those impacted by this event and thanks to the Milford community for their patience and understanding. We also want to acknowledge and thank the local firefighters, emergency responders, law enforcement, local and state elected officials, other local and state agencies, and The American Red Cross for their support and cooperation.

A toll-free claims hotline continues to be available for affected residents: (855) 276-1272.

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