In a county already famous for sinkholes, the fire and police
department just had to move off of a sinkhole.
Sabal Trail wants to poke a yard-wide pipeline on a hundred-foot
right of way right through that area, and under rivers,
some of which already leak underground.
How about solar power for the Sunshine State instead?
11 July 2014,
Williston Has A New Sinkhole – UNDER the Police Dept. and Fire Station,
A new sinkhole in Williston, but it’s not forming just anywhere.
It’s underneath the police station and fire department. GTN’s Hailey
Holloway has more on the problem and what the city is trying to do
to prevent a disaster.
Heavy rain getting into the Florida soil is causing the building to
shift and crack and buckle.
“Unless by the grace of God it rains everywhere but Williston, we’re
going to have issues.”
The problems started Continue reading Williston fire and police station relocated due to sinkhole: Sabal Trail wants pipeline through there
Should we add to Georgia’s string of serious pipeline accidents
(worse than Florida’s) by letting a pipeline company with
fines for corrosion and leaks from PHMSA and
a record fine for PCB spills from EPA gash an even bigger pipeline
through our farms and past our towns, churches, and schools?
The data on Florida pipeline accidents
Ichetucknee Alliance’s position paper against the pipeline
(the position that got Spectra’s Andrea Grover to say the
“preferred” route had moved and “currently” there was no threat
to the Ichetucknee River or Columbia County, Florida);
that pipeline accident data
Pipeline Safety Tracker,
which finds an even worse pipeline safety record
for Georgia: 89 incidents, 7 fatalities, 36 injuries, and $56.3 million in property damage.
Among those Georgia incidents was
one near Albany, Georgia, 29 May 2004,
caused by “Environmental Cracking Related” which caused
$209,447 in property damage.
That could be a concern about a proposed pipeline put in by a company
whose employees told federal inspectors it
never conducted key test for corrosion.
Even worse was this one, Continue reading Georgia pipeline safety record worse than in Florida