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Report: Lincoln County pipeline had several defects before explosion

This photo is taken from Ky. 2141 in Moreland. The explotion shook the viewer's house and...
This photo is taken from Ky. 2141 in Moreland. The explotion shook the viewer's house and people in the area could feel the heat. (Naomi Hayes)(WKYT)
Published: May. 27, 2020 at 3:06 PM EDT
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The pipeline that exploded last summer in Lincoln County had several defects that were missed by the site's operator, according to a new report.

Part of the pipeline blew back on August 1 near Junction City. One person was killed and six others were injured.

The report does not blame the explosion on the defects, but federal officials are now asking for a review of the last 20 years of tests to see if there are similar conditions anywhere else on the 775-mile line.