According to Fox Boston:
… a gas leak in Canton left bubbles gurgling through cracks on the street…
These leaks are concerning for multiple reasons, according to McKain, including safety, waste of resources and climate impact, she said.
The Harvard team found that natural gas is escaping into the air around Boston, and two to three percent of it doesn’t stay in the pipes where it belongs.
Much of what escapes is due to gas leaks, like the one in Canton. And though the amount may seem small, it’s actually roughly enough to fuel 200,000 to 300,000 homes, McKain said.
That amount of natural gas is worth $90 million, just in the Boston area alone. And that’s a cost that eventually makes its way to consumers.
Boston’s pipeline infrastructure could use an upgrade.