large natural gas pipeline explodes in east central KY

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    I am about 6 miles away by air and the roar here is so loud that you have to talk loud to each other.


    Drill baby drill!
     
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    Let me see if I understand this corrrectly:

    A large natural gas pipeline explodes near you, and instead of being concerned about the well being of your neighbors, you use it to politically attack those who would like us to be energy indepdent, which would free us from foreign entanglements, and provide many needed jobs for American workers?

    I sincerely pray that the injuries/casualties will be minimal and the people will be able to get back to work quickly. And I also pray that this doesn't have large long term consequences to the energy industry who provide us with much needed energy in our daily lives.
     
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    We need to employ more pipeline inspectors obviously.

    And I do believe in personal responsibility. If you build or buy next to a large natural gas line you take the risk.
    I would say that several large recently built 1/2 million + houses near the pipleline will not be sellable now even though they are a few miles from the explosion, but less than 100 yds from the 30 inch lines.

    This is pipeline alley from the gulf area/Texas to the NE USA.
     
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    I thought this was a thread about a large person with a perforated bowel.
     
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    Pacific Gas and Electric can face up to $16.5 million in fines for an explosion I was 1/2 mile away. One person was killed and several homes damaged.
    PG&E could face $16.5 million fine in Rancho Cordova gas explosion

    A bigger one happened in San Bruno, killing eight and damaging fifty homes. The same company is at fault.
    A year after deadly San Bruno natural gas explosion, scars remain for survivors, neighborhood

    Those were the two closest to me recently, and searching the web there are many others in other locations, and the most scary thing is people running around wanting to get rid of government regulations.

    It will be an interesting day, when oil production drops below demand, all the land and water poisoned. Maybe then more will look at alternative energies seriously.
     
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    Yeah, that happens from time to time.

    NIMBY
     
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    Nothing is without risk

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvuP5IApfu4]runaway wind turbine - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Is this a drilling issue, or a transportation issue?
     
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    Sorry... forgot...

    Is this a drilling issue, or a transportation issue?
     
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    It's an industrial issue involving the transportation and storage of explosive gases.
     
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