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Pipeline Ruptures in Marshall County, Evacuates Homes

March 22, 2013

CAMERON -- A 24-inch natural gas pipeline operated by Williams Partners ruptured this afternoon, evacuating homes along Reed Ridge, said Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Thomas......

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Mar-22-13 3:52 PM

Your gas-intoxicated press doesn't like to tell you, but this stuff happens all the time. A NiSource nat gas pipeline ruptured and caught fire underneath an I-77 bridge near Sissonville, in Kanawha County, not far from Charleston, just this past December. A part of I-77 was damaged and three homes got scorched. Same thing happened near an Interstate bridge in Connecticut not that long ago, and a couple of people camping out got burned to death when one let go in California, back in 2010. One burst near Dallas-Ft. Worth just a few months ago. The National Transportation Safety Board has stats online, and, even though they're way behind in reporting, the numbers are alarming. Wikipedia has an article about gas line ruptures, as well.

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Mar-25-13 3:19 PM

This scares me death. There is nobody inspecting these high pressure gas pipelines when they are put it. Also, what happens if the ground that these pipelines are buried in slips or settles? This could very easily lead to a major disaster at any time. The lack of inspections on these pipeline and some of the places they are buried that that the lay of the land is close to straight up and down amazes me.

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