Wake up New York! UNITE and stop these pipelines (before they stop us!)
Williams-Transco, the company that intends to build both the Rockaway Lateral in Brooklyn and the Constitution pipe in upstate New York, has a lengthy record of safety violations. As reported in June 2012, Williams had at that time been under a federal corrective order for 44 of the prior 45 months.
How have they performed more recently? 2013 has not been their best year either, with 5 incidents since January, including two major explosions in New Jersey and Louisiana.
Some recent incidents:
Dec. 3, 2011, Sweet Water, AL: A coating failure, combined with extremely corrosive soil conditions, was blamed for pipeline rust that led to a massive explosion–heard more than 30 miles away–and a 90-minute blaze that burned eight acres of pine forest. Reports said flames were nearly 100 feet high. Transco released a statement saying they will “do our best to learn from this incident.”
March 29, 2012, Lathrop Compressor…
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