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NTSB Launches Team to Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture in West Virginia
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 NTSB Launches Team to Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture in West Virginia

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a go-team to investigate a natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and subsequent fire in Sissonville, W.Va., which is about 10 miles outside of Charleston.

Ravi Chhatre is leading the team as the Investigator-in-Charge. The team will travel to West Virginia tonight and arrive on scene tomorrow.

Member Robert Sumwalt is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Public Affairs Officer Peter Knudson will also be in West Virginia to coordinate media related activities. He can be reached at (202) 557-1350 after arriving on scene tonight.

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NTSB Media Contact:
Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Peter Knudson
peter.knudson@ntsb.gov

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
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Washington, DC 20594
 
 
 

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