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Risk of Exploding Manholes in Rio

By Samuel Elliott Novacich, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Less than one week after four manholes exploded on Rua da Assembleia in downtown Rio de Janeiro, experts called to survey the area have confirmed the presence of gas leaks in an additional sixteen manholes within one square block. The manholes are used by the Light electrical and CEG natural gas companies. Representatives from Light and experts from Crea-RJ  (Regional Advisor on Engineering, Architecture, and Agriculture) visited the region this Friday, July 8th to assess the situation. CEG declined to send representatives for the survey.

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