Trial Graphics: Olympic Pipeline Failure

TMBA created this series of 3d animations based on the final NTSB incident report.

On June 10, 1999, at about 3:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), a 16-inch diameter pipeline owned by Olympic Pipe Line Company ruptured, and gasoline leaked into the Hanna and Whatcom Creeks in Whatcom Falls Park within the City of Bellingham, Washington. About 5:02 p.m., the gasoline ignited, resulting in a fireball that traveled approximately 1 1/2 miles downstream from the pipeline failure location. Two 10-year-old boys and an 18-year-old young man lost their lives as a result of this tragic accident. Eight additional injuries were documented, along with significant property damage to a single-family residence and the City of Bellingham's water treatment plant. The release of approximately ¼ million gallons of gasoline caused substantial environmental damage to the waterways. Shortly after being notified of the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board launched a team of investigators to the scene.

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