The Environmental Protection Agency knew about PCB contamination at
specific sites along the Texas Eastern pipeline as early as the
autumn of 1985 but took no immediate action to protect public health
at the sites, according to internal agency documents.
Agency officials had said that they were unable to act more quickly
to deal with the contamination because they had insufficient
information from the company.
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”