Archive for May 2014

Firefighters battled natural gas fire Friday morning

May 25th, 2014 | By admin
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Oaktown, Ind. (WTHI) – Fire and emergency crews battled a fire at a natural gas compression station in Knox County early Friday. One home was evacuated, but the residents have been allowed to return. The fire happened at around 4 a.m. in Oaktown, Indiana near Freelandville Road and Newell Road. Fire crews wrapped up their
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Fire Inspectors: Natural gas leak caused explosion

May 25th, 2014 | By admin
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Posted: Feb 15, 2014 12:45 PM EST Updated: Feb 15, 2014 12:45 PM EST 13abc.com Tony Geftos – email A house that burst into flames exploded because of a gas leak. That’s the word from fire inspectors. The explosion happened in the village of Bettsville, on the north end of Seneca County, around 8 a.m.
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OIG Audit Criticizes PHMSA Oversight of State Pipeline Safety Programs

May 25th, 2014 | By admin
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By Hunton & Williams LLP on May 19, 2014 Posted in PHMSA, Policy The DOT’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued an Audit Report finding that PHMSA’s oversight of state pipeline safety programs is not sufficient to ensure that states comply with program evaluation requirements and properly use suspension grant funds. The audit, prompted
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2 dead, 100 injured in gas explosion at Florida jail

May 25th, 2014 | By admin
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Published May 01, 2014· FoxNews.com An explosion Wednesday night ripped through a Florida Panhandle jail’s booking facility, killing two inmates and injuring up to 150 inmates and guards. The explosion occurred around 11:30 p.m. local time Wednesday in Escambia County jail’s booking facility and caused the building to partially collapse, Kathleen Castro, the county’s public
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Gas Explosions Appear Inevitable, Given State of Pipes

May 25th, 2014 | By admin
The scene of an explosion in New York City, where an old iron pipeline was implicated in a March blast that killed eight people. AP

Replacing Some Decrepit Iron Lines Could Take Until 2050 On January 25, 2009, a police officer in Gloucester, Mass., came home after a shift, greeted his dog, Penny, and flipped on the lights. Then his house blew up. The blast killed Penny, left patrolman Wayne Sargent badly burned and destroyed the house his grandfather built.
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Natural gas may have sparked explosion at Long Grove (Chicago) house

May 25th, 2014 | By admin
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Countryside Fire Protection District crews thought they were headed to a typical house blaze after they were called to Long Grove’s exclusive Royal Melbourne subdivision late Friday. But a little more than a minute into the response, Fire Chief Jeff Steingart said, emergency dispatchers relayed that the home had exploded. Photos View 7 photos video
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“NaturalGasWatch.ORG” Delay in Updates…..WHY?——GREED!!

May 25th, 2014 | By admin
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Greetings Friends! As you may have noticed. www.NaturalGasWatch.org has been on somewhat of a forced hiatus in posting new updates due to an unscrupulous individual attempting to generate a PROFIT from our NON-PROFIT website work in improving natural gas pipeline safety by accusing Natural Gas Watch of a copyright infringement/theft. We were sent a demand
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