BP pipeline breach closes Dyer park

2013-11-08T11:50:00Z 2013-11-08T23:10:11Z BP pipeline breach closes Dyer parkTimes Staff nwitimes.com
November 08, 2013 11:50 am  • 

DYER | A breach of a BP pipeline during testing Thursday forced the closure of Northgate Park, town officials said.

According to a notice on the town website, BP was testing a pipeline with high-pressure water when the breach occurred.

"There was no loss of petroleum product but BP employees are attending to the breach and they have closed the park down for precautionary reasons," the statement said.

Scott Dean, a spokesman for BP, said repairs were underway Friday on the line, which runs from the Whiting Refinery to Manhattan, Ill.

Dean said there was no fuel in the line at the time of the breach.

"There is no impact to the community or to current Whiting refinery operations," Dean said. "During the test, BP Pipeline's noticed a drop in in pressure in the line. The line was shut down and the leak was isolated."

Dean said water tests show no elevated levels of hydrocarbons. 

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