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Massachusetts Senate unanimously passes natural gas leaks bill

Apr 10th, 2014 | By admin
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Boston, Massachusetts The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a natural gas leak safety bill today which is likely to carry over to several other states across the nation. The original bill was written by Mark McDonald of NatGas Consulting who finances & runs the site www.NaturalGasWatch.org. He explained the importance of the bill to Natural Gas
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BREAKING NEWS—NTSB Finds Gas Main Leak in Front of 1646 Park Ave. East Harlem

Mar 18th, 2014 | By admin

NTSB Press Release National Transportation Safety Board Office of Public Affairs ——————————————————————————– NTSB Issues Investigative Update for East Harlem, N.Y., Gas Explosion MARCH 18 WASHINGTON – As part of its ongoing investigation into a March 12 gas explosion that destroyed two buildings in the East Harlem section of New York City, the NTSB today released
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New York explosions expose nation’s aging and dangerous gas mains

Mar 15th, 2014 | By admin
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New York (CNN) — By Ray Sanchez Those two New York buildings where eight people died in an explosion were served by a very old gas main — 127 years old to be exact. It’s the latest incident in what experts warn is a dangerous trend plaguing the nation’s oldest cities: natural gas leaks and
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N.Y. building collapse: Feds probe responsiveness of gas company

Mar 14th, 2014 | By admin
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US officials are investigating how the local utility responded to complaints of gas odors before the blast and building collapse killed seven. The nation’s aging infrastructure poses a growing risk, experts say. By Harry Bruinius, Staff Writer / March 13, 2014 New York Federal officials investigating the gas leak and deadly explosion that collapsed two
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East Harlem Gas Explosion NaturalGasWatch.org EXCLUSIVE “Pre-Explosion” Images!

Mar 14th, 2014 | By admin
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Images captured of 1644 Park Avenue in East Harlem prior to the massive & deadly gas explosion this week show extensive construction and excavation in front of this explosion site and in close proximity on the same gas main, an 8″ Cast Iron main nearly 100 years old. Concerns should have been abundant with such
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Boy killed as house collapsed was planning to attend birthday party

Mar 14th, 2014 | By admin
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Troy Douglas, 8, was a basketball fan who liked the Miami Heat February 20, 2014|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun As he left school for the last time, 8-year-old Troy Douglas was planning to meet up with friends and relatives to play laser tag at a cousin’s birthday party, his family said Thursday. But on
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How a Gas Leak Can Destroy a Building

Mar 13th, 2014 | By admin
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Popular Mechanics March 12, 2014 1:11 PM At least two people are dead after a major explosion linked to a gas leak destroyed two buildings in Harlem on Wednesday. Residents reportedly smelled gas before the blast, but the source of the leak may not be known for sure for a while. In the meantime, this
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N.Y. building collapse: Feds probe responsiveness of gas company

Mar 13th, 2014 | By admin
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US officials are investigating how the local utility responded to complaints of gas odors before the blast and building collapse killed seven. The nation’s aging infrastructure poses a growing risk, experts say. By Harry Bruinius, Staff Writer / March 13, 2014 New York Federal officials investigating the gas leak and deadly explosion that collapsed two
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Philadelphia mayor strikes deal to sell utility

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By admin
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RON TODT Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city’s distressed pension fund would get an injection of $424 million under a proposal for UIL Holdings Corp. to buy the city-owned gas utility for $1.86 billion, the mayor announced Monday. Mayor Michael Nutter said the deal, which requires the approval of City Council and state utility
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Family of PGW worker killed in blast still in pain

Mar 1st, 2014 | By admin
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Peg Keeley last saw her son alive 916 days ago – she keeps count – when Mark Keeley walked out the door of the family’s Fox Chase home to work the evening shift at Philadelphia Gas Works. It was Jan. 18, 2011. That cold winter’s night, the 19-year-old gas worker was killed when natural gas
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