Pipeline Fears Shut School
Texas School District Shuts Down Elementary School After
Risk-Analysis Study Of “Aging” Pipeline Corridor Nearby

In the midst of news about explosions at natural gas pipelines and underground storage reservoirs, an amazing story seems to have slipped under the radar.

A school district in Texas, near Galveston Bay, shut down and abandoned an elementary school and a second building complex “situated between two aging pipeline corridors.”

The Goose Creek school district in Baytown, Texas, about 22 miles east of Houston, took the unusual action in 2009 following a risk-analysis study it commissioned.

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