A pipeline release can be dangerous and immediate, but cautious action is necessary if you suspect a release.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO . . .
- Call 911 if your area has this service; otherwise, call your local police and fire department(s).
- Call your local public emergency response agency.
- Call Sunoco Pipeline L.P. at the number listed on the pipeline marker. If an 800 number is not listed, call collect.
- Shut down any operating equipment/machinery. Heat or sparks from the equipment could cause the vapors or liquid to ignite.
- Extinguish all smoking materials (cigarettes, cigars, pipes).
- Warn others and remove people from the danger area.
- Keep traffic away.
- Leave the area quickly in an upwind direction.
WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO . . .
- Turn on any equipment, machinery, electric lights.
- Do not use a telephone, especially a cellular phone near the release.
- Operate an automobile near the release
- Ignore the release
- Close any valves without direction.
- Attempt to operate any pipeline-related equipment.