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Brynn Anderson / Associated Press

The Colonial Pipeline, which has been shut down for the second time this fall, is one of a number of aging pipelines in the U.S.

 

Parts of it are now 50 years old, which is about the average age for pipelines in the U.S., said Carl Weimer with the nonprofit Pipeline Safety Trust.

 

"There's about 200,000 miles of these types of hazardous liquid pipelines and a lot of them went in in the 50s and 60s,” said Weimer.

 

Documentary: Hurricane Katrina Was A Man-Made Disaster

Aug 27, 2015
Courtesy AmericaCrumbling.org

The destruction of New Orleans' levees are to blame for the deaths and devastation that followed Hurricane Katrina, according to America Crumbling, a movement that calls for the United States' infrastructure to be mended.