last week, Ewing, NJ,
20 years ago, Edison, NJ:
methane explosions that destroyed buildings and killed at least one person,
according to investigors or local officials apparently caused by gas company.
This is one downside to
the fracked “natural” gas industry’s answer to
cold weather in the U.S. northeast.
Children running naked into the flaming night of a Spectra pipeline fireball,
thousands evacuated, hundreds made homeless, some burnt or “felled by smoke”,
one woman literally scared to death,
all caused by corrosion in a dent Spectra knew about years before,
and NTSB says it’s up to local governments to make pipeline companies
prevent it happening again.
A natural gas pipeline explosion that awestruck witnesses compared
to a blinding, scorching nuclear blast turned a neighborhood in the
central New Jersey town of Edison early yesterday into a war zone of
flames, panic and chaos.
Local resident jseaton uploaded to YouTube 15 May 2006,
Edison Natural Gas Explosion – Durham Woods:
“This is my video footage of the gas pipeline explosion in Edison NJ
(March 1994). This was taken while trying to evacuate the Durham
Woods apartment complex”
Five years ago a natural gas pipeline blew up between the Florida Turnpike
and I-95, flying a 104-foot piece of 18-inch pipe through the air,
shutting down both roads, and fortunately missing a high school.
NTSB determined it was the fault of the pipeline operator,
Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC (FGT).
written up by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
NTSB/PAB-13/01 of 13 August 2013
for “Damage/Clean-up Cost: $606,360” in this 4 May 2009 incident
near Palm City, Florida:
The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable
cause of the accident was environmentally assisted cracking under a
disbonded polyethylene coating that remained undetected by the integrity
management program. Contributing to the accident was Florida Gas
Transmission Company’s failure to include the pipe section that ruptured
in the integrity management program. Contributing to the prolonged gas
release was the pipeline controller’s inability to detect the rupture
because of SCADA system limitations and the configuration of the pipeline.
How is that “additional 50 feet of construction lane” temporary
after you’ve torn down all the trees, Sabal Trail?
And the route you’re showing Alexander City goes through Valdosta,
while around here you’re telling us a different route.
You told a Lowndes County resident you could
also build feeder pipelines, yet the Alexander City story doesn’t
mention anything about that.
Which of your stories should we believe, Sabal Trail?
The proposed corridor is 600 feet wide, but once surveys are done,
that area will be decreased to some 50 feet.
“At the end of
the day, should our project be approved, that comes down to only
being 50 feet,” Grover said. “Then there will also be an
additional 50 feet of construction lane that will be temporary so
that they can build the pipeline in that easement.”