At 2:30am the house shook like it would from a sonic boom and it turned
out to be a gas explosion in a neighborhood within a mile from me. It
destroyed a two story brick apartment building containing two families
and several children were sent to Childrens Hospital and several adults
to another hospital. The report is that two adults are unaccounted for.
The explosion leveled the building sending bricks into the air striking
other buildings and breaking a lot of windows. I think somebody was
messing with a gas line, trying to get a gas heater working then winding
up with a gas leak. o_O
Listening to the radio this morning it was just reported that someone
may be trapped in the debris. I'm sure there will be pictures and I
should check the local TV news to see what they have on it. I called a
morning radio talk show and told them about how the house shook at
2:30am leading me to believe it was a sonic boom from a jet and it was a
BOOM! alright. O_o
as a child a nearby home exploded, i was at school aways away it sounded like a sonic boom. when i got home from schoold debris were in our yard. the homes location is still a vacant lot. this was amnor explosion.
in crafton pa gas workers managed to cause a major explosion with a bunch of people killed, it was a big event. I liked to watch the crews working, luckily i wasnt there that day...
Hardly a day goes by without a gas explosion somewhere in the US during
heating season, and even outside heating season they seem to be at least
monthly. Gas simply isn't safe for residential use, and is even
dangerous in industrial settings - recall the gas pipeline explosion in
CA, the gas explosion at the power plant under construction in CT, a gas
pipeline explosion under and apt building in NJ I think it was, etc.
Nonsense. It does require a certain level of care, however, but so does
electricity and any other energy source. Consider the number of
residences and miles of pipeline that _didn't_ "go boom".
All of the incidents you describe were the result of an error of
commission or omission -- lack of maintenance is certainly a problem
that needs addressing on older lines, that is true.
Bad things sometimes happen to good (or at least innocent in the present
circumstances) people....then again a 13 yo died (or is braindead altho
still on ventilator last I heard) after a "routine" tonsillectomy in LA
area just the other day.
While unfortunate, do we now not do any more tonsillectomies?
Just ignore him. "Pete C" is a well-known Usenet kook who happens to have a "thing" about
the supposed grave hazards of natural gas. He's been spouting the same garbage for
years. Hardly anyone takes him seriously.
In my half century of life, I can only remember one
hearing about a residential gas explosion. And that
was a suicide. If memory serves.
With 4,000 a year, you'd think a couple would be
within the range of my news and information radio.
4,000 per year = about 1per 80,000 population per year in the U.S. -- which would translate to
about 20 gas explosions per year in metropolitan Indianapolis where I live, or roughly one
every two and a half weeks.
That doesn't happen, Pete.
It's the Illuminati who cover it up. That's how they got started.
They're in favor of gas, no matter what the risk, because.....get
this..... it illuminates.
Since their start, they've taken over the whole government of the US
and many other countries, primarily to cover up gas explosions.
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