Tuesday, June 8, 2010

An Explosive Week for Gas Drilling!

In a five day span, there have been at least 3 natural gas related explosions!

June 3rd, 2010 Clearfield County, PA gas well blowout that spewed natural gas and over 35,000 gallons of drilling wastewater for over 16 hours. This explosion and natural gas leak was so bad, FAA prohibited planes within a 3 mile radius of the area!!

PennDOT and the Federal Aviation Administration are prohibiting planes below 1,000 feet in a three-mile radius around the site. The big concern was fire because the natural gas is flammable, Spadoni said. Any spark could ignite a forest fire in any of the gas-soaked areas.
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June 7th, 2010 Morgantown, West Virginia explosion at a natural gas well. Seven workers injured.

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June 7th, 2010 Johnson County, Texas a natural gas pipeline explodes killing one and injuring eight. One resident living 1/2 mile away said the heat was scorching as she walked out onto her porch!!
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She was watching TV when the blast rattled her windows. A wall of heat met her at the front porch.
"It felt like it was just scorching me," she said.

After reading about these explosions, it is clear that 1000 feet is not enough distance from homes, schools, hospitals, parks, churches or any habitable buildings!


Anonymous said...

When will it be enough? Do we need 4 in a week? 5?


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately we have had the 4th and two more people dead and 3 injured. A pipeline was hit by a bulldozer in Libscomb Co. Tx. How many more do we need? Maybe Ronnie Hilliard could tell us.

Anonymous said...

I will GUARANTEE at least two major accidents where the Titan site exit empties onto 2499. There will also be thousands of people willing to testify this was an extremely dangerous situation known well in advance of the clearing of the pad site.