SAN BRUNO VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES DESERVE LONG-OVERDUE ACTION

September 9, 2020 By Member Jennifer Homendy, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Safety Compass Today marks 10 years since the devastating natural gas pipeline rupture that shattered a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, California. The September 9, 2010, explosion destroyed 38 homes and damaged 70 others. Even worse, 8 people were killed, 10 people sustained seriousContinue reading “SAN BRUNO VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES DESERVE LONG-OVERDUE ACTION”

Hundreds clean up site of deadly Baltimore explosion as neighbors raise funds for families in need

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-cleanup-sidewalk-sale-northwest-baltimore-gas-explosion-20200816-b54ciuc5cbghtashjjlwkv34h4-story.html August 16, 2020 By DANIEL OYEFUSI, BALTIMORE SUN Hundreds of Baltimore City residents, neighbors across the county line and others gathered Sunday afternoon to stage a cleanup effort and sidewalk sale to support survivors of last Monday’s gas explosion in Northwest Baltimore that killed two and injured seven. Dozens of volunteers in neon green vests spread out on theContinue reading “Hundreds clean up site of deadly Baltimore explosion as neighbors raise funds for families in need”

Death Toll Rises to 2 People from Baltimore Gas Explosion

Photo: Julio Cortez/Associated Press https://gazette.com/ap/state/death-toll-rises-to-2-people-from-baltimore-gas-explosion/article_97f62928-60d1-5af4-af9e-0200c6661300.html August 11, 2020 By JULIO CORTEZ and NATHAN ELLGREN Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people are now confirmed dead following a natural gas explosion that destroyed three row houses in Baltimore and sent seven people to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. A man was pulled from the debris shortlyContinue reading “Death Toll Rises to 2 People from Baltimore Gas Explosion”

A gas explosion destroyed part of a Baltimore neighborhood. Here are ways to avoid or safely deal with gas leaks

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-gas-explosion-leaks-prevention-northwest-baltimore-20200810-hqjziudxibb2zjbmy4fqmrvpvq-story.html August 10, 2020 By CHRISTINE CONDON, BALTIMORE SUN  At least one woman is dead and several other people are seriously injured after a gas explosion Monday morning that decimated three homes near the Reisterstown Road Plaza shopping center in Northwest Baltimore. While the cause of the explosion still isn’t clear, homeowners should be mindful of theContinue reading “A gas explosion destroyed part of a Baltimore neighborhood. Here are ways to avoid or safely deal with gas leaks”

A Look Back: 10 years After The Largest Inland Oil Spill In The U.S.

Photo: NTSB https://www.wkar.org/post/look-back-10-years-after-largest-inland-oil-spill-us#stream/0 July 23, 2020 By Rebecca Williams, Michigan Radio The worst oil spill into an inland waterway in U.S. history happened right here in Michigan, 10 years ago. It happened on a Sunday evening: 5:58 p.m. on July 25, 2010. Enbridge’s Line 6B was carrying diluted bitumen. It’s a dark, thick oil fromContinue reading “A Look Back: 10 years After The Largest Inland Oil Spill In The U.S.”

Industry Seeks Flexibility in Federal Pipeline Safety Rules for Rupture Response

Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/industry-seeks-flexibility-in-federal-pipeline-safety-rules-for-rupture-response-59564018 July 23, 2020 By Tom DiChristopher, S&P Global Market Intelligence Proposed federal rules governing the response of natural gas pipeline operators to ruptures on their systems could have unintended consequences if the rules do not allow the companies adequate flexibility, the gas industry warned. In lodging their concerns, industry representatives sought to influence the finalContinue reading “Industry Seeks Flexibility in Federal Pipeline Safety Rules for Rupture Response”

NTSB Pipeline Preliminary Report: Enbridge Inc. Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture and Fire in Hillsboro, KY on May 4, 2020

Fleming County, Kentucky hillside burnt by gas pipeline rupture and fire on May 4, 2020. Photo: Screencapture Via WLEX https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/PLD20LR001-preliminary-report.aspx Executive Summary The information in this report is preliminary and will be either supplemented or corrected during the course of the investigation On May 4, 2020, at 4:36 p.m. local time, a 30-inch-diameter natural gasContinue reading “NTSB Pipeline Preliminary Report: Enbridge Inc. Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture and Fire in Hillsboro, KY on May 4, 2020”

Virus Leads Pipeline Agency to Ease Job Qualification Rules

A federal safety agency is helping hazardous material transporters and pipeline operators prepare for the spread of Covid-19 by easing staff training and qualifications requirements. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a stay on enforcement March 20, applicable only to requirements for pipeline operator employee qualifications and training. The agency issued a second stay on enforcement MondayContinue reading “Virus Leads Pipeline Agency to Ease Job Qualification Rules”

Ruptured Gas Line Forces Hundreds to Evacuate; Mississippi’s Torrential Rains May Be To Blame

Photo at ground zero of a large gas leak on Yazoo County that caused evacuations in the village of Sartartia. Source: Yazoo County EMA. https://weather.com/news/news/2020-02-23-yazoo-mississippi-ruptured-gas-line-evacuations?fbclid=IwAR2Rs8EFpJLd2f5lEBbouqkLeTiIbrEAGD2HfsF8HihbqzfH9hAwJCGT7m8 By Ron Brackett for The Weather Channel A ruptured gas line forced more than 300 people from their homes and sent nearly four dozen to the hospital overnight in Yazoo County,Continue reading “Ruptured Gas Line Forces Hundreds to Evacuate; Mississippi’s Torrential Rains May Be To Blame”

On this day in 1973: Staten Island liquefied natural gas explosion kills 40 workers

Feb 10, 2020 By Steve Zaffarano | zaffarano@siadvance.com https://www.silive.com/news/j66j-2020/02/7bf286f7952863/on-this-day-in-1973-staten-island-liquefied-natural-gas-explosion-in-kills-40-workers.html