LEPC Meeting in Duchesne County

Questar Gas took the lead on Tuesday during Duchesne County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee(or LEPC) meeting. On a monthly basis, local county and business leaders meet in training for and collaborating during potential emergencies. Questar’s presentation was on pipeline safety and stressed proper procedures to follow around gas pipelines. The tips for the emergency planning leaders are much the same for the public. Always call 811 before you dig to “know what’s below.” Questar’s 23,000 miles of lines are part of a 1.5 million mile national underground pipeline network. The other safety practice all should know is anytime you smell natural gas, you should call 1-800-767-1689, an emergency service available 24-hours a day.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.