Sandia study assesses hazards of LNG transport

Damage from an accidental or intentional breach of an LNG carrier would extend as far as 1,600 m from the damaged ship for a large spill but pose little threat beyond that, says a new federal study.In an assessment of LNG mishaps over water for the US Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy, Sandia National Laboratories says that beyond about 750 m for small spills and 1,600 m for large spills, "the impacts on public safety should generally be low for most potential spills."A spill large enough to threaten public safety out to 1,600 m probably would result from an intentional breach such as from a terrorist attack, the study says.The Sandia study assumes that a spill from an in...

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