Ruptured gas lines in areas near New Jersey’s Oyster Creek nuclear plant — ABC: Concern town could be set ablaze, reporter smells oil (VIDEO)

Published: October 30th, 2012 at 9:30 pm ET
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Title: Sandy Aftermath: Ruptured Gas Lines Worry Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Source: ABC News
Author: Lauren Effron
Date: Oct. 30, 2012 at 8:03p ET

Aside from widespread power outages and flooding that is reaching doorsteps, residents stranded in Seaside Heights, N.J., are worried about another danger: ruptured gas lines.

Locals told “Nightline” anchor Terry Moran that they had been told there is a concern that the slightest spark could set the town ablaze.

Moran, who canoed to the beach because the storm surge from Sandy was so high, said he could smell gas and oil coming from the standing flood waters [...]

Seaside heights is 10 miles north of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant.

NBC Philadelphia is reporting similar problems in Ship Bottom, 11 miles to the south of Oyster Creek:

Published: October 30th, 2012 at 9:30 pm ET
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