Satartia, Mississippi – Authorities evaluated air pollution and evicted more than 300 people after a pipeline ruptured in a wooded area of Mississippi.
A total of 46 people were taken to hospitals due to gas after the breakup occurred Saturday night, the Mississippi Emergency Management Department reported. By Sunday morning all had been discharged.
The pipe, about 24 inches broke in a wooded area near Satartia, about 40 miles northwest of Jackson.RELATED
The authorities confirmed that the pipeline carried carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfate, after the inhabitants of the area complained of an acid odor. On Sunday morning, authorities said neighbors will be able to return home soon.
Apparently the pipeline broke down when the earth succumbed in a ravine, the state agency said.