Day: October 23, 2019

LNG By Rail? New Rules Proposed

In a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) set to be published in the Federal Register Thursday, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Dept. of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), is proposing changes to the Hazardous Materials Regulations to allow for the bulk transport of liquefied natural …

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Homeowners allowed back in SW Oklahoma City neighborhood following evacuation due to cut …

Update: Officials say a gas leak in a southwest Oklahoma City neighborhood is under control and residents are allowed back into their homes. ONG workers are continuing to repair the cut line and monitor the situation. OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Homes in a southwest Oklahoma City neighborhood are being evacuated due to a cut gas …

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County Building Re-Opened in Virginia Following Reports of Potential Gas Leak

VIRGINIA, Minn. – The St. Louis County Government Services Center building in Virginia has re-opened following an evacuation Wednesday morning due to a possible gas leak. In a recent press release officials said a transformer was damaged during the demolition of the Northland Office Building which caused a power outage in the downtown area as …

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Gas leak causes shelter-in-place at Anacortes schools

ANACORTES — A gas leak at the construction site at Anacortes High School has forced three schools to keep students inside and to ask parents to stay away. According to a news release from the Anacortes School District, the Anacortes Fire Department reported the leak to the district and requested the district “shelter in place,” …

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Gas leak prompts evacuation of Anthony schools

ANTHONY, N.M. – Students at Gadsden Independent School District’s Anthony Elementary, Anthony Pre-K Center and Anthony Head Start center on Wednesday were relocated to nearby Loma Linda Elementary after contractors working on road improvements on Fourth Street near the three campuses hit a marked, one-inch gas line around 9:40 a.m…read more

Gas leak evacuates business building

Updated: The Koelbel Building has been reopened. Classes in Koelbel scheduled to begin at or after 1 p.m. will continue as scheduled.  The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department and Boulder Fire Department responded Wednesday morning to a gas leak caused by ongoing construction near the Koelbel business building…read more

Cambridge school evacuated due to gas leak (update)

***1:50 p.m. update: The students and staff are returning to Stewart Avenue Public School***  Students and staff at Stewart Avenue Public School in Cambridge are now returning to the school following a gas leak on Wednesday afternoon. Lynsey Slupeiks is a Communications Officer with the Waterloo Region District School Board. “There was some work happening outside …

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Flooding: It’s all about infrastructure

The Better Government Association’s recent article in Crain’s (Flooding hits poorest communities hardest as climate change intensifies storms) shows a disturbing reality that we at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District have been working for years to address: the fact that some of the county’s most economically disadvantaged communities suffer the brunt of flooding simply because …

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