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Avoiding Pipeline Disasters in W.Va.

May 16, 2013

A new state law intended to provide gas companies a powerful incentive — money — to ensure their pipelines are safe went into effect April 29 in West Virgini....

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May-17-13 6:09 AM

WVUGEO, when you get that CO2 to methane plant up and running, how do you plan to transport all that gas? Hopefully not through pipelines. Because that would just be adding to the "pipeline problem"...

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May-16-13 3:18 PM

If you want to get some idea how bad the pipeline problem really is, go to the Wikipedia and search for the article "List of Pipeline Accidents in the United States In the 21st Century". They have another article available for those before 2000. The National Transportation Safety Board used to make compilations of pipeline ruptures available, as well. But, the links are now hard to find. This article is commendable, but, there have been other dramatic pipeline explosions/ruptures in WV in recent times. For instance, on August 5, 2002, a natural gas pipeline exploded and caught fire near Lanham, Putnam County,WV, not that far from Charleston. A number of homes were evacuated and parts of Putnam and Kanawha counties were ordered to "shelter in place". Pieces of the pipeline were thrown completely across the river, landing hundreds of yards away.

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