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Massive Gas Explosion in Downtown Springfield, Massachusetts

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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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I never know where to put my threads, so mods, feel free to move.


Springfield Police Captain William Collins said the building, a gentleman's club, exploded at about 5:25 p.m. as the local gas company was looking for a leak under the road.





Another major gas explosion in the USA..are the gas mains not maintained as well as they should be? 8 people are reported injured, none seriously
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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 06:13 PM
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Which state? I was born in Springfield Mass.....

Never mind: The Youtube page says it is Mass.... Man that's messed up. I hope nobody is seriously injured.
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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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Do you think it might have originated at the local nuclear power plant, I hear their safety inspector isn't too great.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 06:15 PM
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Its Springfield, Massachusetts

It happened about 2 hours ago, reports are saying 8 people are confirmed injured, but none of them critically. Pesky gas companies!
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Jane Albert of Baystate Medical Center told 22News that there are eight patients in their Emergency Room due to the explosion at this time, but none of them are in critical condition. She said that she does not anticipate that any additional injured people will be coming in.

Mary Orr from Mercy Medical Center told 22News that they are treating eight patients, including two firefighters. All of them are expected to survive.

Capt. William Collins of the Springfield Police Department told 22News that a Springfield police officer is among the injured, but his injuries are considered minor.

A Columbia Gas spokesperson told 22News that two of their workers were injured in the explosion. They too are expected to survive.
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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 06:52 PM
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Here is an article from The Republican. Best article I have
found so far. Thanks for info, OP.

Downtown Springfield building explodes following gas leak



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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The actual explosion




posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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Sounds like the "Player's Club"



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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The infrastructure of the older cities in the United States is crumbling at an alarming rate. We no longer have the money for public works projects, so it's all patch and repair with duct tape and bubble gum.

Expect more of these types of stories: Explosions of natural gas lines, broken water mains, and power outages from outdated, overloaded equipment.....crumbling bridges, pot holes the size of Volkswagens, and sinkholes from leaking underground pipes.

The first places to go will be the first places that were built up: The northeast and the rust belt states. Very scary! People need to be cautious and call their local gas company at the first scent of a gas leak, then get the heck out of there.

I feel the gas company was negligent in their responsibility to caution people in the area that there was a leak.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 08:20 PM
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Now this is just too much of a coincidence to be one. Another? Humm...



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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Hey didnt some kind of earth quake hit the north east lately?Maybe not Mass but close?
This is what we have in store for many inner cities in the next decades....ridges falling down, roads deteriorating etc...
In fact it will take all the fuel we have on tap to fix these problems world wide.......





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