Ameren Illinois is using new technology to pinpoint the source of gas leaks more quickly. While a leak can be easy to find on the actual gas line, it can be more difficult to isolate residual gas that may have escaped under pavement or structures.
David DeLuca, Supervisor of Gas Operations, tells The Big Z they are using a vapor extraction unit to pinpoint underground gas leaks and extract that gas faster than what they had been using before.
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He says the unit is used about once a week in Alton. That is because the unit is based out of the Alton facility on Oakwood Avenue and they are using it as much as possible.