Some major lists of violations from the LAKE blog:
- 1989-10-21: Spectra Energy fined $15 million for PCB spills at 89 pipeline sites –EPA
- 2013-06-19: Spectra pipeline property damage and safety record
- Spectra never bothered to check pipeline for corrosion –Spectra employee
- 2013-03-09: Spectra backtracks about pipeline incident
- 2013-12-21: Final Order from PHMSA to Spectra CEO Greg Ebel for five violations of federal regulations and Spectra’s own company procedures.
More Spectra violations on the SpectraBusters blog and elsewhere:
- 2015-12-01: We were told to shut up or quit –Spectra Energy whistleblowers
Natural gas pipeline ruptures east of I-30 bridge, closing two miles of Arkansas River, by Benjamin Hardy, Arkansas Blog, Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 7:36 PM
Arkansas River pipeline blowout occurred on Sunday morning, cause still unknown, by Benjamin Hardy, Arkansas Blog, on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 2:12 PM
Spectra Energy working to recover 400 feet of lost pipeline after blast on Arkansas River, by Benjamin Hardy, Arkansas Blog, Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 10:22 PM
- 2015-07-14: Canadian regulator orders Spectra to clean up its safety practices
- 2015-05-28: Spectra’s Canadian negligence and Fort Nelson leak and flare
- 2015-04-15: Natural gas pipeline carried oil which leaked: owned by a Spectra company
- 2014-09-14: Spectra Energy and gas pipeline campaign contributions to GA Gov. Nathan Deal
- 2014-07-06: Farmers counter-sue Spectra over British Columbia pipeline
- 2014-01-19: Even many FPL allies oppose new methane pipelines
- 2013-12-31: “The most terrifying experience”: Spectra blows another compressor station
- 1994-03-25: Spectra’s Durham Woods apartment fire, Edison, NJ, 1994: thousands evacuated, hundreds made homeless, massive property damage.
- 1991-05-15: Spectra fined $18.6 million + $200 million cleanup for PCBs by Pennsylvania in 1991
- 1986-02-21: “natural gas under 987 psig ruptured the No. 15, 30-inch-diameter pipeline of the Texas Eastern Gas Pipeline Company 50 feet south of State highway 52 near Lancaster, Kentucky. The force of the escaping gas ripped 480 feet of pipe out of the ground, exposed 40 feet of an adjacent parallel pipeline, ignited and destroyed two houses, one house trailer, six automobiles, and damaged other buildings. Three persons were injured, 2 of them seriously, and 77 other persons were evacuated from the area.”
- 1985-04-27: 700×500 feet incinerated, 5 dead, 3 burned: Texas Eastern Gas Pipeline 1985
- EPA and Spectra knew about PCBs as early as 1985
- The Big Picture
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