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For the state of Pennsylvania, the year of 2011 might well be the “year of natural gas”.
With the discovery of the giant gas reserves of the Marcellus Shale located directly under many sections of the mid-state and the release of the Josh Fox documentary Gasland (which is now up for an Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards for Best Documentary), the debate has raged over how this new industry will shape or be shaped by the Commonwealth and its leaders, particularly our new governor, Tom Corbett.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Originally posted by solarstorm
Prolly a staged event from Janet Napolitano to solidify the case of "home grown" terrorists.
OK I usually agree with you on many topics but people are injured and hopefully no fatalities and you're making political jabs?
Bad form my man, Bad form...
A routine leak-detection check of the gas main that serves the area on the day before the explosion found no problems, a spokesman for a utility said.
There's no history of leaks for that section of 12-inch cast-iron main, and there were no calls about gas odors before the explosion, said Joe Swope of Reading-based UGI Utilities Inc.
The utility used foam to seal the gas main on both ends of a one-block area at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday. It took crews some time to cut through reinforced concrete underneath the pavement, Swope said.
The blast was so powerful that it sent a flat-screen computer monitor sailing into the back of Antonio Arroyo, whose house was on the opposite end of the row from the explosion.