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UK Pipeline Oil Spill Investigation

UK Pipeline Oil Spill Investigation

The North Sea oil leak has been plugged, and the Scottish government is currently criticizing Shell for its lack of disclosure about the leak, broken safety rules, failure to report incidents, and lack of safety for employees, among other things. In the last six years, Shell Oil has been find and reprimanded several times: explosion at [...]

5 Injured in Naptha Fire

5 Injured in Naptha Fire

What: Naptha pipeline leak Where: Vasco, India When: August 20, 2011 Who: 5 injured Why: Naphtha leaking from the pipeline came into contact with the overhead high-tension electricity line, which caused a fire in Vasco. A second fire outbreak occurred where the naphtha had run into the water. According to the director of fire and [...]

Gannett Alpha platform oil spill

Gannett Alpha platform oil spill

What: 200 tons of oil have spewed from a Shell-operated pipeline connecting an oil well to the Gannett Alpha Where: North Sea, 112 miles east of Aberdeen in northeastern Scotland. When: August 19, 2011 Who: Shell Oil Why: Scotland's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is asking for an open and transparent investigation into the [...]

PG&E Concludes It’s Not Their Fault

PG&E Concludes It’s Not Their Fault

Don't blame PG&E for the pipeline blast because they say it is not their fault. Surprise! Who thought that PG&E was going to admit they're responsible? (hint: nobody) The PG&E analysis says that the explosion was caused by a 1954 manufacturing defect. The City of San Bruno, and the California Public Utilities Commission say PG&E [...]

PG&E Weld Dispute and Delayed Disclosure

PG&E Weld Dispute and Delayed Disclosure

On May 20, PG&E gave the National Transportation Safety Board a crucial record regarding the San Bruno flaw—after they had held on to it for two weeks, which is a violation of prompt document disclosure rules. PG&E kept the critical document about the pipeline—a handwritten form about a 1988 leak in a flawed seam weld on PG&E's Line 132, [...]

San Bruno Pipeline Story Changing

San Bruno Pipeline Story Changing

Details about the PG&E San Bruno leak appear to be slippery little suckers, because they do keep changing. In May, PG&E gave NTSB a report indicating that in 1988 the pipeline sprung a leak not far from San Bruno which resulted in a lengthwise seam. But workers recall several "girth welds" sprang leaks. One reason records of the type of weld [...]

San Bruno Pipeline Communications Deficit

San Bruno Pipeline Communications Deficit

In an effort to improve communications, the NTSB recommends: that when Pipeline operators discover a gas release, they notify 911. that emergency responders are prepped ahead of time with all pipeline geography and type that PG&E search, find, verify and keep complete records and use them to"locate by implementation of Safety [...]

San Bruno Docs

San Bruno Docs

Documentation of September's San Bruno pipeline blast details interviews with PG&E staff discussing what they saw at the Milpitas substation, including pressure spiking over 620 psi on lines that top out at 550 psi. Although records say the affected pipeline was seamless, the pipeline that blew was "riddled with seams, defects and inferior [...]

San Bruno: Not Forgotten

San Bruno: Not Forgotten

Six Months after the San Bruno Pipeline explosion, Crestmore Canyon may no longer look like a raw wound upon the earth, but this kind of damage done is not easily undone. Led by "Rick" who introduces himself as "many of you know me....I jog around the neighborhood," Those gathered bow their heads at his request to remember the ones no longer [...]

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