Gas Leaks Vanishing from Official Documents

From the Boston Globe:

"Thousands of natural gas leaks reported by the state’s utility companies disappeared from the records they later submitted to the state, according to an independent analysis by a Cambridge group that says their study shows the leaks have likely not been repaired.

Nearly 5,700 potentially explosive, environmentally damaging leaks — nearly 30 percent of all leaks that went unrepaired in 2014 — vanished from the utilities’ reported count between the last day of that year and the first day of 2015, according to a study of data the companies disclosed in March, the most recent public information."

Read the whole article here.

The Globe also has a detailed graphic of the 5,000+ unrepaired gas leaks that have disappeared throughout the state.