A 42″ or 36″ Pipeline Can Cause a BIG Explosion.
The San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion in September 2010 shows the amount of damage to personal life, property and well-being an incident like this can cause. 8 people were killed and at 60 more were injured. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found the cause to be electrical causing a pressure surge in the pipeline triggering the explosion. This shows that any mechanical or electrical failure can lead to a catastrophic explosion.
U.S. Pipeline And Hazardous Materials Safety Administration reports there were 244 significant incidents on U.S. pipelines in 2012. Over $180 million in damage and 10 deaths were reported.
Jim Hall, former chair of the National Transportation Safety Board during the Clinton administration, who made safety his cause stated “All of these underground pipelines are potential bombs” in an AOL News interview.
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Gas Toxins Are a Present Danger
Gas toxins released from compressor stations and leaking from pipelines, pollute the air, land and water with air-borne carcinogens endangering not only humans, but also animals, livestock, crops and your water and land.
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Incidents In Populated Areas Would Be Catastrophic.
The San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion is an example how deadly a pipeline explosion can be if in a populated area. The San Bruno natural gas explosion was from a 30 inch diameter gas pipeline. The explosion casued a magnitude 1.1 earthquake, a 40 foot deep crater and a wall of fire more than 1,000 feet high. Just imagine if that were a 42 inch pipeline running at a higher pressure.
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Large Pipelines Are a Target For Terrorists.
The U.S thwarted a plot to blow up a jet fuel pipeline supplying JFK Airport in 2007.
The Department of Homeland Security has identified sustained attempts to hack into the control systems of the U.S. pipeline network.
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Decreased Property Values And Decreased City Revenue
Your property value will decrease with a pipeline on or near your property. Lower property values means less property tax revenue for the local government, cities and schools. The results would be fewer city services or an increase in your property tax rate.
Future Growth Will Slow
Land may not be developed falling short of it’s tax revenue potential because of the pipeline presence. Current residents may choose to leave. New residents may feel the pipeline puts their decision to move to the area at risk. This not only impacts real estate, but also impacts growth, stability, values and revenue.
Land owners are stripped of their rights to the land they own. This is a private company trying to use public utility Eminent Domain to take private citizens property to build their transmission pipeline for their own benefit and not for the benefit of the local or state communities.
LATEST INCIDENT NEWS ARTICLES
This local spill was part of Rover's estimated 2 million gallons of drilling fluid pollutants into wetlands "adjacent to" the Tuscarawas River last week, according to a violation filed by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Click here for the full post
The Rover Pipeline has been under construction in Ohio for less than a month, but it is already polluting Ohio’s waterways. The project was the source of two serious spills last week according to notices of violation filed by the Ohio EPA Division of Environmental Response, Investigation and Enforcement.Click here for the full post
In a blatant attempt to cut corners, Sabal Pipeline construction workers haphazardly dug up already buried pipes, DAMAGED THEM, and buried them back in the ground.Click here for the full post
Construction of the Rover natural gas pipeline resulted in more than 2 million gallons of drilling fluids being spilled at two different locations earlier this month.Click here for the full post
Rover Pipeline Spills More Than 2 Million Gallons of 'Drilling Fluid' in Ohio Wetlands, One Month After Construction Began
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WEYMOUTH – Residents and officials say a major gas line rupture in Providence caused by construction on a pipeline owned by Spectra Energy raises concerns about the company’s ability to maintain infrastructure.Spectra Energy subsidiary Algonquin Gas Transmission owns a pipeline that runs to North Weymouth and has proposed building a 7,700-horsepower natural gas compressor station on the banks of the Fore River. The proposal is part of the Atlantic Bridge pipeline expansion project,
The 30-inch pipeline exploded around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, and left a crater about 86 feet long, 46 feet wide and 20 feet deep.Click here for the full post