PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. - While investigators are trying to find a cause to Tuesday's pipeline explosion, the 41 Action News investigators have learned that this isn't the first explosion involving the same company.
No penalties were found for Mid-America Pipeline Company.
However, in 2012, both companies agreed to pay more than $1 million for violating the Clean Water Act after three gas spills occurred, one of which, took place in Kansas in 2010.
In regards to Tuesday's explosion, Rick Rainey, a spokesperson for Enterprise Products Partners L.P. told the 41 Action News investigators, "When you have an incident like this, it creates some concerns about pipelines. When you consider the large amounts of products that are transported on these pipelines everyday, they're the safest way to transport energy products. Without pipelines, more trucks and more trains would be traveling through cities."