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Preventing Gas Pipeline Accidents

January 18, 2013

When members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee convene for a special hearing in Charleston on Jan. 28, a field trip may be in order. Members of the committee, chaired by Sen....

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Jan-18-13 9:45 AM

There have been, literally, dozens of major gas pipeline accidents like this all across the country over the past decade - many with deaths and injuries. We just are not being honestly and fully informed about the dangers. For instance, with the recent reportage, as herein, about Sissonville, has any local WV news outlet reminded you that, back on August 5, 2002, a natural gas pipeline exploded and caught fire out near Lanham, West Virginia? Parts of the pipeline were thrown hundreds of yards away, around and across the Poca River. The fire couldn't be contained for several hours because valves to close the line didn't exist, and it was reported that the glow from the blaze could be seen from many miles away.

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Jan-19-13 8:45 AM

Wow. You’d think with all those exploding pipelines we’d hear all the booms. Maybe the hearing aid batteries need replacement...

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