US Members of Congress Write President Of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Demanding Answers in Response to Gas Explosions

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
Moulton Leads Letter to President of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Demanding Answers in Response to Gas Explosion
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA), led a letter with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA), and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) to the president of Columbia Gas of of Massachusetts demanding answers in the wake of the gas explosions that spread through the communities of Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover, Massachusetts on Thursday.

In the letter, the members stated, “Thoughts and prayers are not enough. The residents of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover want answers, and they deserve them. As local, state, and federal partners continue to gather information and assist those in need of food, water, shelter, and medical care, we hope that you will provide much-needed clarity as to how this incident happened and how Columbia Gas will prevent a similar…

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BP oil disaster poisoned oysters

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 7 June 2010 video from the USA says about itself:

BP Oil Hits Barataria Oyster Fishing Grounds

An interview with Rosina Philippe, of the near extinct Atakapa-Ishak tribe. The 10 or so families make their living on the oyster grounds in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. These grounds have now been inundated with oil from the BP oil spill, though disaster is more like it. More information can be found here and here.

From the Morris Animal Foundation in the USA:

Study shows toxic effects of oil dispersant on oysters following Deepwater Horizon spill

September 13, 2018

Oysters likely suffered toxic effects from the oil dispersant Corexit® 9500 when it was used to clean up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, said Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Connecticut. The team determined this by comparing the low levels of toxicity of oil, the dispersant and a…

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Mass. Home Explosions (gas?) – breaking news

This of interest to Bugle readers as it may relate to natural gas pipeline system.

Suspected gas explosions rock towns near Boston, forcing evacuations

“BOSTON (Reuters) – Dozens of explosions and fires rocked a wide area across several communities north of Boston on Thursday, prompting evacuations of numerous neighborhoods where gas odors were present, Massachusetts state police reported.
Boston television station WCVB-TV reported multiple injuries from more than 60 explosions across the area, and said that the local power company had shut off electricity to the affected communities. . . . “

LINK – https://youtu.be/PLIWX-DBz0o

Now it is up to 75 homes blown up or on fire.

Watching another storm south of the Gulf of Mexico

Fasten your seat-belts!


It looks like it will head to Texas . . . https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?text

“Upper-level winds are forecast to become more conducive for development on Wednesday when the system moves over the southern Gulf of Mexico, and a tropical depression could form on Thursday or Friday while the disturbance moves across the western Gulf of Mexico.”

A Note to All Preppers about the importance of  storing water.

NOAA main site

Tropical Storm Watch For US Gulf Coast (2 am Update): Reminder Of The Dangers Of Mixing Severe Weather With Nuclear Power; Another Tropical Storm In Atlantic

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For the most recent updates go to https://www.nhc.noaa.gov , hurricanes.gov and your local weather (e.g. Weather.gov).

It’s that time again. Time for tropical storms and hurricanes, and time to remember the increased dangers of nuclear power stations (orange skulls on map) during severe weather, which can lead to power outages and power surges, as well as storm surges, flooding and more.


Nuclear power stations are dangerous and unreliable electricity sources in extreme weather. One of the most dangerous, and often ignored, things about nuclear energy is that nuclear power stations always have need for backup energy supplies for cooling of the nuclear reactors, and spent fuel pools, as dramatically demonstrated by the never-ending Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. If they lose offsite power, then they are dependent upon backup generators, which can fail to start, fail once started or run out of fuel. In Louisiana, a thunderstorm led to a scram…

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