Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Gas Leaks Found at Expo Grounds.(Final)

Byline: Leslie Linthicum Journal Staff Writer

Aging Lines Being Replaced

It has a brand new name, but the complex formerly known as the New Mexico State Fairgrounds has some old natural gas lines.

Inspections by a company hired by the fair found leaks in pipes underneath the newly named Expo New Mexico and last month shut down one line with the most serious leak, Expo Manager Mike Cerletti said.

Gas leaks are rated in severity on a scale of one to 14. The most severe one found was a No. 4 rating, Cerletti said.

"We did have that one bad leak you could smell the gas," he said. The leak was near the Downs At Albuquerque racetrack and was shut off while it was repaired, he said. …

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