Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has awarded $68,320 to Franklin County for pipeline safety projects. This funding by PHMSA will provide hazardous materials education and training to public safety personnel. The funds will also be used to purchase gas emergency monitoring equipment for pipeline areas. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement:
“This grant from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will provide Franklin County with support to keep people who live near pipelines safer as additional emergency training and gas monitoring resources will aid safety personnel in doing their jobs.”
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