Posts Tagged ‘ aging pipelines ’

Town reaches pact with FPU following ‘bizarre’ explosion, fire at house

Jul 26th, 2015 | By admin
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By Michele Dargan Daily News Staff Writer Allan and Margaret Scherer had just finished dinner on Nov. 3 when their two-story, 10,285 square-foot home exploded and burst into flames. A few minutes earlier, their chef, who had started to leave through the garage, returned briefly. “He said, ‘Mr. Scherer, there’s something strange going on in your
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Feds Propose More Safety Valves For Gas Lines

Jul 10th, 2015 | By admin
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Thu, 07/09/2015 – 3:12pm Matthew Brown, Garance Burke, The Associated Press The Obama administration moved Wednesday to significantly expand a requirement for utilities to install inexpensive safety valves on gas lines across the U.S. after deadly fires and explosions going back decades that could have been avoided. Inspectors assess damage around the area of a
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Massachusetts Landmark NATURAL GAS Law Signed Today July 7th!!

Jul 7th, 2014 | By admin
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Natural Gas Leak Safety Bill Hours from Becoming Law in Mass Gas Explosion Victim’s Unveil First-Ever Massachusetts “Gas Leak” Map, showing thousands of leaking, potentially-dangerous gas leaks in Cities throughout State. Boston, Mass., July 6th, 2014 - Mark McDonald has waited for this day for a long time.  As the President of the
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Fire department now responding to city’s gas leak calls: officials

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By admin
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THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS MOVE ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, AND ADDS SIGNIFICANT LIABILITY TO THE CITY WITH REGARD TO PRIVATELY OWN NATURAL GAS COMPANIES!!



Cause of Garden City, Kansas natural gas explosion that killed 17 year old being investigated

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By admin
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A teenager has died and two others are hospitalized after a home explosion in Finney county. MORE FROM KWCH.COM finney county It happened in Plymell, Kan. near Garden City, about a quarter mile east of Highway 83 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Kevin Bascue, Finney County Sheriff, said the blast could be heard at least 10 miles
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Massachusetts Natural Gas Bill To Be Signed Into LAW!

Jul 1st, 2014 | By admin
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After over 7 years of work in addressing the serious issue of tens of thousands of gas leaks (including hazardous leaks) being ignored in Massachusetts. The bill Mark McDonald wrote as president of the New England Gas Workers Association (NEGWA) is hours away from becoming one of the only laws of its kind in the
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8 Year Old Troy Douglas Killed While Walking Home from School by Gas Explosion!

Jul 1st, 2014 | By admin
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Young 8 year old Troy Douglas lost his life due to a gas explosion in Baltimore. As Troy was walking home from school (block away) with his best friend, a row-house home exploded due to a gas explosion which buried Troy and his pal as they walked past the site! Troy lost his life as
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Exclusive Pictures of the Exposed Cast Iron Main Blamed for the Deadly East Harlem, NY Gas EXPLOSION!!!

Jul 1st, 2014 | By admin
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Car In Front of Building When Blast Occured[caption id="attachment_3103" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Overview of Gas Main AFTER Buildings Destroyed"][/caption]Location of Cast Iron Leak Covered by PlywoodThe following exclusive pictures were taken by www.NaturalGasWatch.org ourselves showing the age and degradation of the over 100 year old cast iron gas main. The pictures are quite telling with regard
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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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