Well, not even a week into this action, and I forgot to post on the blog. LOL.
Yesterday I brought in news of a January 21st Enbridge pipeline explosion in Ohio and a short history of Enbridge’s worst “incidents“… but only up to 2010. There are 8 long years of negligence on top of that, I just have to find a good summary. NOTE: And those incidents are just the ones that get reported. Enbridge/Spectra Energy have terrible records you can track mostly from news reports, not so much from their meager fines/dollar amounts and/or their PHMSA record (the searchable database seems to be out due to the shutdown).
“Our house shook so bad things came off the walls,” Trina Moore, who lives seven miles from the spot of the explosion told the Daily Jefferson. “Pictures came off the wall and it shook for about 15 seconds, but it felt like forever. All of the neighbors ran outside.”
Noble County Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security director Chasity Schmelzenbach said that flames could be seen nearly 15 miles away from Interstate 77 and that crews from Caldwell, Summerfield and Lewisville fire departments had contained the flames by 5:00 p.m.
“We got reports flames were shooting 80 feet to 200 feet,” Schmelzenbach told Global News. “You could see it upward of 10-15 miles away. Lots of people thought it was in their backyard because it does appear large.”
Smithberger Road just outside of Summerfield suffered road damage and has been closed until further notice.https://weather.com/news/news/2019-01-22-summerfield-natural-gas-explosion
Gov. Baker, imagine this happening to the pipeline feeding the compressor (if built), and the compressor itself? Do I need to Photoshop an explosion at the base of the bridge for you to understand? It took SIX HOURS to get that fireball contained. What do you think six hours of intense heat and flames would do to residents and infrastructure (bridge, etc) and ALL of the flammable industry right next to the proposed site?
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) can imagine what would happen, and they’ve already had a meeting about it. For anyone who thinks Weymouth is overreacting, watch this meeting w/ LEPC’s from Weymouth, Quincy, Braintree, Hingham & (former*) State Undersecretary of Homeland Security McMurray from Oct. 2017.
Too long, cannot watch? Here is a summary. This meeting has never been reported on in the news. To me, this meeting is SO important for people to know about. Nothing like hearing from First Responders about what an unbelievable nightmare an accident at that site would be.
*BTW, I don’t think a new Undersecretary has been named yet. Not good.