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Keeping Gas Pipelines Safe

March 25, 2013

Marshall County officials say Williams Partners, which operates natural gas processing facilities in the area, has been cooperative and responsive to local concerns. That’s good....

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WVUGEO

Mar-25-13 1:46 PM

If you really do want to get some idea of how bad this problem is, how great the dangers are, check out the Wikipedia article "List of pipeline accidents in the United States in the 21st century". They have a similar one for the 20th century, all drawn from NTSB stats. And, not all of the ruptures are recorded. One that doesn't seem to be is the third natural gas pipeline that's exploded in WV in recent times. Back on Aug. 5, 2002, a pipeline exploded and caught fire near Lanham, WV. According to the WV State Journal: "Parts of the pipeline were thrown hundreds of yards away ... . Crews could not contain the fire for several hours because valves to shut down the line did not exist. The glow of the flames could be seen for several miles".

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mikeyd

Mar-26-13 8:18 AM

as cheaply as possible.bottom line.

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impact

Mar-26-13 12:51 PM

But Mike, government regulation is EVIL! You tell us so on an almost daily basis!

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