Huge explosion in Indianapolis destroys 2 homes, damages dozens more

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We can assign the same people who are investigatiing the deaths in Benghazi?
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Maybe. There have been a lot of "mysterious" house explosions across the country lately. Nobody seems to know exactly why they happened. Gas leak is just a guess.
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some gas supply lines got ripped loose in the blast. Whether the house blew up from a gas leak or a pile of TNT, there *WILL* be a gas leak now.

country lately.

A lot of the gas delivery infrastructure is getting very old. Shortcuts that may have been taken during the original installation of the pipe are now beginning to result in failures, some pretty horrific.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_San_Bruno_pipeline_explosion
<<In January 2011, federal investigators reported that they found numerous defective welds in the pipeline. The thickness of the pipe varied, and some welds did not penetrate the pipes completely. As PG&E increased the pressure in the pipes to meet growing energy demand, the defective welds were further weakened until their failure. As the pipeline was installed in 1956, modern testing methods such as X-rays were not available to detect the problem at that time . . . On January 13, 2012, an independent audit from the State of California issued a report stating that PG&E had illegally diverted over $100 million from a fund used for safety operations, and instead used it for executive compensation and bonuses.>>
Lots of people don't know they are living very close to 30" high pressure gas mains that may be over 50 years old.
-- Bobby G.
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I sense that dpb hasn't seen the picture. With the houses exploded, the gas company isn't likely to know what's a new leak, or a previous leak.
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On 11/13/2012 3:05 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote: ...

Use a sniffer---the piping has to still be there. Of course, if it's a small leak and buried under the rubble there may not be enough concentration to have found it (yet).
I'm sure if folks will just calm down and let the forensics folks do their thing they'll find the root cause...
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On 11/13/2012 5:43 PM, Steve B wrote:

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Certainly a possibility--does sound like some circumstances may have been in play that might lead to foul play if those 'facts' are indeed factual.
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news:cb4aec8c-c521-47c3-985f- <stuff snipped>
<Here's what I don't get:
"Officials found two homes totally destroyed with further damage to dozens more."
Then...
"A local gas utility said an initial inspection found no gas leaks in the area.">
That's legalese for "We are denying responsibility early." (-:
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At least in one of the paper's stories, the next sentence was reminder that the homeowner is responsible after the meter (g)
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That certainly makes sense, with most homeowners being well-equipped to deal with gas-related issues. NOT.
A few years ago, security cameras captured a live gas explosion at a nearby shopping center. The explosion here was consistent with the enormous amount of damage that explosion caused. Oddly enough, the intensity (at least compared to TNT) was low enough to cause massive property damage but not any serious injury to people.
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In most places I've lived, if you call and say you smell gas, someone will be there fast.
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Something goes wrong whilst local/foreign terrorists are constructing a bomb? Gas leak from fraccing operation? Petrol store explosion due to "preparing for doom" believers having hundreds of gallons on site in dodgy containers. Leaking propane gas from similar.
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