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Delaware

10
Incidents

$0
Fatalities

$5
Injuries

$4.01M
Property Damages

8
Gas Incidents

$2
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the Delaware Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'87

1987

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'88

1988

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'92

1992

1 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 100%

'96

1996

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'97

1997

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'00

2000

1 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 100%

'03

2003

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'04

2004

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'10

2010

1 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 100%

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More on this Data

The map displays only "significant incidents," defined by PHMSA, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, as those that caused either a death or serious injury, cost more than $50,000, released more than 50 barrels of liquid, or caused a fire or explosion (see the official definition here). It includes incidents through Sept. 28, 2012. Many incidents lack sufficient location data and do not appear on the map.
Source: PHMSA

Date Operator Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Cause
March 28, 1986 Delmarva Power & Light Company 0 1 $134K Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 20, 1987 Delmarva Power & Light Company 0 0 $174K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 19, 1988 Delmarva Power & Light Company 0 0 $253K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 4, 1992 Texaco Pipeline Inc 0 0 $7,366 Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
June 4, 1996 Delmarva Power & Light Company 0 0 $271K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 29, 1997 Chesapeake Utilities Corporation 0 0 $2M Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 3, 2000 Chesapeake Utilities Corporation 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
July 2, 2003 Delmarva Power & Light Company 0 3 $361K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 9, 2004 Delaware Terminal Co 0 0 $718K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 1, 2010 Delmarva Power & Light Company 0 0 $95.9K Heavy Rains/Floods