Leaders Ask For Slow Process Restarting Sissionville Pipeline

Two local leaders are asking regulators to go slow when it comes to restarting the natural gas pipeline that exploded in Sissonville recently. Last week the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said the pipeline could be restarted after repairs and inspections. The state Public Service Commission also listed demands that must be met before the pipeline is restarted. Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper and Deputy Emergency Services Director C.W. Sigman say they'd like to see the entire pipeline dug up and inspected, instead of just a portion of it.