Archive for March 2011

NTSB Hearings on San Bruno Natural Gas Explosion Expose Conditions that Led to Tragedgy

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By Mark
Fire rages in San Bruno, CA on Sept. 9, 2010 after a natural gas line owned and operated by PG&E failed, resulting in a massive natural gas explosion.

By staff The three days of federal hearings into the massive natural gas explosion that killed eight people and destroyed a couple of city blocks in San Bruno, CA have run for two days now, and the picture that’s emerging is astonishing, to say the least – a lethal combination of ignorance, confusion and
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Federal Data Shows Natural Gas Fatalities, Injuries Spiked in 2010

Mar 1st, 2011 | By Mark
The number of fatalities caused by natural gas "incidents" such as natural gas explosions spiked dramatically in 2010, according to federal data.

By staff The number of fatalities and injuries caused by ”significant incidents” involving natural gas transmission pipeline incidents spiked dramatically in 2010, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). According to the data, posted by the PHMSA on its website on Feb. 1, 2011,
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