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Utility may have understated health threat from gas leak

Utility may have understated health threat from gas leak

LOS ANGELES — The utility whose leaking natural gas well has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes has publicly understated the number of times airborne levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have spiked over the past three months, the company’s own data suggests. In trying to reassure the public there’s no long-term health risk from the leak, ...

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Homes in Lebanon’s northside evacuated for gas leak

A natural gas leak displaced a family of 10 from their northside home Friday afternoon, while more than a dozen people in adjacent homes had to be temporarily evacuated after UGI notified the city that natural gas was leaking somewhere in the 300 block of North 12th Street. City firefighters evacuated residents from four homes and closed the area to ...

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Natural-gas leak causes fire outside Boca Raton house

A natural-gas leak outside a Boca Raton house Monday caused 15-foot flames and took about two hours to get under control, according to city firefighters. The leak at the house in the 6200 block of NW 43rd Terrace, inside the gated Woodfield Country Club, happened around 1:30 p.m., said Boca Raton Fire Rescue Division Chief Norm Engel. A contractor using ...

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Small natural gas leak reported at Mich. pipeline

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A small volume of liquid natural gas seeped into the atmosphere this month from a “pinhole” opening in an Enbridge Energy Partners LP pipeline in the Upper Peninsula, officials said Tuesday. The Dec. 8 leak near Manistique was from a pipe known as Line 5, Enbridge spokesman Jason Manshum told The Associated Press. Company workers discovered ...

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Natural gas spill causes concern at Lake Stamford

Timothy Chipp | Abilene Reporter-News LAKE STAMFORD, Texas — A natural gas condensate spill at Lake Stamford has officials monitoring the water quality and residents concerned Tuesday. Residents in the area of the former Paint Creek Power Plant reported hearing a loud sound Monday morning, something similar to a jet engine. Hours later, cleanup crews from Atmos Energy and environmental ...

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Train derails in Dickinson, no injuries

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ On Saturday morning, Forum News Service reported that a train derailed in Dickinson, N.D. There were no injuries and no oil tank cars derailed. Four flatbed railcars and a boxcar went off of the tracks while the BNSF train was heading east. The derailment did cause a natural gas leak, but it is currently being contained. ...

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