Bill calls for changes in Maine's 'Dig Safe' law in response to Farmington explosion

  • Source: WMTW-TV ABC 8 Poland Spring
  • Published: 01/23/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Maine lawmakers are considering a bill that would make changes to the state's "Dig Safe" law in response to last year's deadly explosion in Farmington. The bill would add liquefied propane gas lines to the law. "Dig Safe" laws prohibit digging around certain underground utility lines. In Maine, LP lines are currently not on the prohibited list, bill sponsor Rep. Seth Berry said. "It is unfortunate that we have not already passed a bill to protect our LP lines. If we had, the devastating explosion in Farmington could have been avoided. We must take action now to ensure the safety of Mainers and to prevent an event like this from happening in our state again," Berry said. Berry said previous attempts to add LP lines to Maine's "Dig Safe" law did not pass in the Legislature.


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