Tests being conducted on Lincoln County pipelines


LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – People living near a pipeline that ruptured earlier this month in the Moreland community may hear noises coming from the direction of that pipeline Tuesday morning.

Lincoln County Emergency Management says Enbridge, which owns the pipeline, is running a safety test and there is no need for concern.

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According to Enbridge, the tests are being conducted on the two pipelines running adjacent to the one that ruptured on August 1. That rupture caused an explosion that killed one person, injured at least six others and destroyed several homes.

Enbridge says the tests it’s conducting is to determine if those pipelines can be returned to service.

According to the company, the pipelines will still have to pass a vigorous inspection.