"Pete C." wrote:
Of course not. We'll just take your word for it, since you appear to be so knowedgeable.
If you think that an oil spill and petroleum contaminated soil is merely "killing some bacteria" than you don't have even a remote clue at what you are talking about. Soil removal and remediation is mandatory by law. Just because you don't mind living atop a toxic site doesn't mean that it is safe for everyone else or legal.
Yeah the "eco-nuts," like the oil industry that came up with MTBE.
Cite for your 'same emissions' theory? Come on, don't be shy. I"m sure you have it "bookmarked!"
Which technologies are you discussing? Cite?
The federal government never mandated the product, they mandated the outcomes. In fact some companies (e.g. Getty) chose to meet their goals without using MTBE. MTBE was one way to meet these outcomes. I don't really have a problem with MTBE per se by the way. I *DO* have a problem with leaking tanks.
"At any rate, there is no requirement under Use Group R-3 to provide secondary containment for fuel oil storage in the
basement, regardless of the amount of fuel oil stored inside the building. For Use Group R-4, Section 2701.2 of the CABO code states that the maximum amount of fuel oil stored inside of a building shall be 660 gallons with no mention of any requirement for secondary containment." www.ct.gov/dps/lib/dps/office_of_state_building_inspector_files/formal_interpretations/2000/i-11-00.pdf
Yep. Well you are right about one thing. Gas explosions only happen with gas. Good thing houses with oil never burn down.
Yeah, it's just my claim that natural gas burns more cleaner than oil.
"Natural gas burns cleaner than other fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, and produces less greenhouse gas per unit energy released. For an equivalent amount of heat, burning natural gas produces about 30% less carbon dioxide than burning petroleum and about 45% less than burning coal" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_gas
You can "prove" anything with anecdotal evidence. From your cited articles:
"Now, bomb and arson investigators are calling the blast suspicious and have declared the fire a possible arson."
"Authorities blamed the blast on a gas leak that opened when a line was hit during an excavation. "
"A natural gas explosion that killed three people last December was due to a metal pipe connector that failed because it was not designed for use on plastic pipe, state officials said Wednesday."
"Officials said preliminary investigations showed that a pit dug by construction workers who were trying to remove an underground oil tank collapsed and pinched a gas line just before 9 a.m."