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Giant Gas Pipeline Next to Nuclear Power Plant Could Cause a New York ‘Fukishima,’ Say Experts

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
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By John Dyer May 21, 2015 | 7:59 am Experts are claiming that a massive natural gas pipeline being constructed next to a major nuclear power plant in New York could cause a meltdown just 40 miles north of Manhattan. The company Spectra Energy has started construction on a 42-inch-diameter pipeline that will pass only 105 feet from the
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Workers’ comp ruling may reduce Fresno County liability in gas pipeline blast

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
This Pacific Gas & Electric Co. photo shows the area at the Fresno Sheriff’s Foundation shooting range where the natural gas line exploded last month. | PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC CO.

BY MARC BENJAMIN mbenjamin@fresnobee.com Fresno County is trying to shield itself from high-cost lawsuits from inmates who worked at the Fresno Sheriff’s Foundation shooting range the day a Pacific Gas & Electric pipeline exploded by saying the inmates fall under the state Workers’ Compensation program. If the county succeeds, the medical bills of 10 injured
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Housewarming party held for Peoria couple who lost belongings in explosion

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
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PEORIA, Ariz. -The Peoria community came together to celebrate a local family that lost everything in a devastating explosion. Back in October 2013, Tiara Del Rio lit a candle and because of a natural gas leak in the home, it exploded.  She and Beau Zimbro were badly injured. On Saturday, they held a housewarming party
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How PG&E missed chance to avert San Bruno blast

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
Cars and homes lie burned out in San Bruno, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. (Photo by Jana Asenbrennerova/Special to the San Francisco Chronicle)

By Jaxon Van Derbeken May 23, 2015 Updated: May 23, 2015 6:44pm Seven years before a natural-gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno killed eight people, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. engineers were alerted that a crucial piece of information about the pipe’s troubled history was missing, a newly uncovered document shows. That information could have been tracked
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Judge says pipeline restraining order is beyond his jurisdiction

May 7th, 2015 | By admin
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BY MARC BENJAMIN The Fresno BeeMay 7, 2015 •  Judge said state rules prohibit him from issuing order • Lawyers say most issues have been clarified • Videotaping remains a sticking point for utilities commission ____ A Fresno County judge refused to intervene Thursday in a legal fight over testing of the damaged pipeline from last month’s natural
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Copper pipe theft caused gas leak, explosion that tore apart Syracuse house

May 7th, 2015 | By admin
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By Ken Sturtz | ksturtz@syracuse.com Follow on Twitter on May 07, 2015 at 7:55 PM SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Thieves are to blame for an explosion that ripped apart a South Side house Wednesday afternoon, the Syracuse Fire Department said. The explosion happened about 1 p.m. at a house as 201 Dawes Ave. No one was injured and
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PG&E gas pipeline explodes near Fresno; at least 11 hurt

Apr 20th, 2015 | By admin
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By John King, David R. Baker and Kale Williams A Pacific Gas and Electric Co. natural gas pipeline near Fresno erupted in a fireball Friday afternoon — injuring at least 11 people and temporarily closing down Highway 99 — after a tractor operator accidentally punctured the 12-inch line, authorities said. Eleven victims were transported to
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Search for survivors continues following fatal house explosion in north Scarborough

Apr 20th, 2015 | By admin
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Paul Johnston, CP24.com Published Monday, April 20, 2015 4:57PM EDT Last Updated Monday, April 20, 2015 8:43PM EDT One male is dead and the search continues for survivors following an explosion that destroyed one house and damaged at least a dozen others in north Scarborough Monday afternoon. It happened at a home on Brimley Road,
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Utility to pay $1.6B after deadly California pipeline rupture

Apr 9th, 2015 | By admin
On September 9, 2010, a section of PG&E pipeline exploded in San Bruno, destroying 37 homes. Eight people died, and more than 50 others were injured.

By Amanda Watts, CNN Updated 4:33 PM ET, Thu April 9, 2015 CNN)The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday said it is ordering Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay a record $1.6 billion penalty for unsafe operation of its gas transmission system, including the pipeline rupture that killed eight people in San Bruno in September
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NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas

Apr 1st, 2015 | By admin
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By Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz | AP March 31 NEW YORK — It was a run-of-the-mill complaint — a smell of gas — with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building’s gas line, and it was leaking. The issue was quickly resolved. But seven months later, authorities suspect another round of gas-pipe tampering
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