We wrap-up our series on "Flowing Fuels" with a look at who is responsible for inspecting pipelines in Illinois.
In August, a fuel pipeline in Erie, Ill., exploded under a cornfield, sending flames hundreds of feet into the air. Dozens of people were evacuated. The pipeline was carrying a mix of ethane and propane. The blast is still under investigation and raises questions about who monitors pipelines that flow just beneath the surface.
The short answer: it depends.