Olympic Pipeline Explosion


Carl Weimer, director of the Pipeline Safety Trust, talked about the day of the Olympic Pipeline explosion and the explosion’s… read more


Carl Weimer, director of the Pipeline Safety Trust, talked about the day of the Olympic Pipeline explosion and the explosion’s national impact. On June 10, 1999, a gasoline pipeline operated by Olympic Pipeline Company exploded in Bellingham, Washington’s Whatcom Falls Park. Three boys died in the explosion. The explosion led to the creation of the Pipeline Safety Trust, which was one of the only pipeline safety groups in the country advocating for federal pipeline safety regulation. 

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  • Weimer, Carl Executive Director National Pipeline Safety Trust

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Olympic Pipeline Explosion

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Program ID:
316824-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Bellingham, Washington, United States
First Aired:
Jan 5, 2014
Last Aired:
Mar 18, 2014

Airing Details

  • Jan 05, 2014 | 4:51am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 05, 2014 | 10:49am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 05, 2014 | 5:36pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 11, 2014 | 5:49pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 17, 2014 | 9:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2014 | 2:23am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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