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Sissonville Pipeline Victim: “I was suffocating and thought I’d be burned alive” — Household items sizzling and melting

Published: January 29th, 2013 at 1:48 pm ET
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Title: Pipeline Explosion Rattles Natural Gas Industry
Source: Forbes
Author: Ken Silverstein
Date: 1/29/2013

On December 11, 2012, Sue Bonham stood at the epicenter of her home in Sissonville, WV and thought that the earth would swallow her. Projectiles were flying while her household items were sizzling and melting — after a natural gas delivery pipeline had burst and shaken the whole neighborhood there.

“I thought my home and I would explode at any moment,” the elderly woman said, as she explained that horrifying day to a U.S. Senate panel and to federal government regulators in Charleston, WV on Monday. “I was suffocating and thought I’d be burned alive.” Altogether, four homes were incinerated but no one died. [...]

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Published: January 29th, 2013 at 1:48 pm ET
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1 comment to Sissonville Pipeline Victim: “I was suffocating and thought I’d be burned alive” — Household items sizzling and melting

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    So, the regulators are asking for the utilities to spend more time and money on their aging pipelines which they don't want to spend time and money on because they want to building new ones, too. And the regulators want utilities to voluntarily police themselves because… well, because the regulators said so.

    Yeah… that kind of plan isn't working out too well for the NRC and utility reactor operators.


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