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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

W.Va. gas line explodes, burns homes and roads


Many Explosions across the U.S. 

Gas pipeline explosion near Charleston, West Virginia





Meanwhile, investigations into what caused the massive blast in a 20-inch Columbia Gas Transmission line are under way. Teams with the parent company, Indiana-based NiSource, are working alongside investigators, and the company says it is cooperating fully.
After the investigation is finished, NiSource said, it will "take any follow-up actions necessary to ensure the continued safe operation of our system."
The pipeline is part of a network that primarily serves local utilities but also delivers gas to Georgia. NiSource says the explosion affected one specific location "and does not affect the safety or operation of any pipelines outside of that immediate area."
The damage from the blast and the inferno it sparked were breathtaking. Four homes burned and collapsed. Five others were damaged. On the highway, the heat burned utility poles and melted guardrails and pavement.
With many people at work or school at the time, no one died. But at least one motorist was still shaky long after the fire was out.

Fire crews look on as flames burn from a gas line explosion near Sissonville, West Virginia December 11, 2012. The explosion in Sissonville, about 10 miles north of Charleston, setting several houses and buildings on fire, authorities said. REUTERS/The Charleston Gazette/Rusty Marks



Experts consider pipelines a safer way to move gas than rail, truck or barge, but gaps remain in regulatory oversight.
In January, President Barack Obama signed a law aimed at improving such oversight. The measure increased penalties for violations, required automatic shut-off valves on new pipelines and improved public access to safety information.
An advisory committee from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is meeting this week near Washington, D.C., to discuss the law's implementation.
The law was partly based on a bill co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee.
"Paramount to the success of America's pipeline system," he said a year ago this month, "is an unwavering commitment to safety."
According to PHMSA, there are more than 2.6 million miles of pipeline crisscrossing the United States, of which 304,725 are natural gas transmission lines.


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