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MLGW Hosts Gas Safety Meeting for Public Officials
October 18, 2010
(October 18, 2010) - Memphis Light, Gas and Water invites local elected and appointed public officials to a meeting to discuss the issue of natural gas safety in the Memphis and Shelby County community. The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 19 at MLGW's David F. Hansen Administration Building at 220 S. Main St.

The meeting will address the community's natural gas safety and awareness, and how public officials' decisions and planning for land use, incident response, and disaster prevention and preparedness impact the safety of the community. The recent San Bruno explosion, reports of other natural gas accidents and disasters around the country, and the ensuing news coverage stress the importance and timeliness of natural gas and pipeline safety and public awareness.

WHAT: Natural Gas Safety Meeting for Public Officials

WHEN: Tuesday, October 19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: MLGW's David F. Hansen Administration Building, 220 S. Main St.

WHO: Public Officials, as well as local media.

The meeting will also cover subjects such as MLGW's gas systems; contractor and excavator responsibilities; Tennessee One Call, 811 and the "Call before You Dig" law; and transmission pipeline location, marking and the proximity of development. For more information on the meeting, please call MLGW Communications and Public Relations at 528-4557.

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 429,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.