Liquefied Natural Gas:A New Urban Legend?

IN RECENT YEARS, MANY CITIES IN THE UNITED States, particularly those on the east and west coasts, have participated in the discussion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) after the cities’ management had been asked to approve an LNG facility in their jurisdictions. Debates surrounding the approval process delivered information that may or may not have been accurate. This false information has begun to evolve into urban legend status. This article serves to accurately present the known information about LNG so all fire service personnel can prepare to speak on the subject as well as be better equipped for an LNG emergency.THE HISTORY OF LNGDuring the 19th century, British chemist and phys...

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