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Pipeline Blast Rattles Moundsville Residents

Homeowners Flee as Fireball Erupts Saturday

April 8, 2014

MOUNDSVILLE — Cooking breakfast in his kitchen shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday, Frank Elza J....

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Apr-09-14 4:03 PM

Dag nabit ,I thought they were just doing some fourth of july pre testing.

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Apr-09-14 9:10 AM

Wow. No injuries and no property damage. yawn... And no info on HOW many little old ladies reporter-turned-activist Casey Junkins ran over in his race to the site of the non-devastation. Wake me up when you have more than squawking and clucking... zzzzzzzzz......

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Apr-08-14 6:18 PM

Ask Williams what percentage of welds were X-rayed and ask them if ANY near YOUR property were!

Go ask ANY welder that works or has worked at PPG, Bayer, AEP, etc etc etc if they EVER were allowed to put a pipeline into service without first passing X-ray!

Their answer will be NEVER!

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Apr-08-14 5:01 PM

ugly: The Sissonville pipeline rupture occurred December 11, 2012. Photos and film of it are rather spectacular. In addition to the burned homes, the pavement on a section of the Interstate actually melted and cracked, and had to be replaced. No info on WHO paid for the repaving. Again, it was a spectacular incident. The National Transportation Safety Board did issue a report of investigation, and lawsuits have been filed.

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Apr-08-14 4:22 PM

Wasn't long ago (about 18 months)near Sissonville 5 homes were leveled. I-77 was actually melted. Including the guard rails.Laws today are written to protect corporate interest instead of protecting the citizen. This is completely the opposite of what our founding fathers intended.

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Apr-08-14 12:13 PM

and when you remove the trees on these hillsides without replacing them you will get these slips.learned that in second grade.

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Apr-08-14 10:56 AM

Spectra Energy just received FERC approval for a 30 inch pipeline through Jefferson county in Ohio. With Spectra's track record I agree with SaveAppalachia that this will not be the last big boom we see in the Ohio Valley. ***********naturalgaswatch****/?p=1400

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Apr-08-14 10:42 AM

How awful for Elza and others that are in such close proximity. I would not want to be living this way, not knowing when such a mishap can occur. Yet how many of us can walk away from the homes we have payed for and go live someplace else. Horrible way to live.

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Apr-08-14 10:39 AM

No x-ray to check for leaks once the pipelines were hastily built, harsh winter and wet spring will lead to more land slips, this isn't the last big boom we will see folks. Is the pipeline so fragile that a slip can rupture the line?? Either it is, or there are lies being told as to why it really happened. Either way, we are in trouble in the OV as almost every hill has a pipeline now...

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Apr-08-14 9:25 AM

Well either Casey or Mr. Elza is lying. I'm trying to figure out how Mr. Elza could be in the kitchen cooking breakfast and still feel the heat from the initial fireball.

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Apr-08-14 8:39 AM


This is the consequence of lobbyists writing the laws to protect the public.

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