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Experts gather in Falmouth to talk natural gas safety

FALMOUTH (WGME) -- More than one hundred people from the natural gas industry, law firms, and governmental regulating bodies gathered to discuss natural gas safety in Falmouth today.

Much of the conference was spent talking about safety issues and making sure natural gas remains safe for every community.

After the explosions in Massachusetts, organizers talked about the state of gas infrastructure in Maine.

“Maine is actually in a better position than most other New England states, quite simply because we didn’t have a lot of gas infrastructure here until recently,” Conference Co-Chair John Gulliver said. “So much of what we’re seeing today is brand new, state-of-the-art materials, equipment, and engineering.”

Gulliver also says Maine has done a good job and is a national leader at getting rid of old cast iron pipe and replacing it with safer pipes.

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