Study: More Than 3,300 Gas Leaks In Boston

A Picarro analyzer, connected to a GPS device, measures the concentration of methane in the air as researchers drive through an area. (YouTube)
A Picarro analyzer, connected to a GPS device, measures the concentration of methane in the air as researchers drive through an area. (YouTube)

A new study finds there are more than 3,300 natural gas leaks across Boston, but officials say they do not pose a safety risk.

The Boston University study says the leaks are the result of an old gas infrastructure system.

Six of the leaks were releasing gas above the level at which explosions could occur, but the utility National Grid told The Boston Globe it’s repaired those leaks.

The study says replacing old gas lines would increase public health and safety, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and save money.

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