Delta Dispatches blog – Do levees alone provide enough flood protection? No, they do not.
In some sectors of the economy, accidents frequently occur and employees are put at risk. Fortunately, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration exists to protect workers in the U.S. and penalize corporations when they put their workforce in danger. OSHA’s mission is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.”
Still, OSHA cannot prevent every accident — explosions and falling equipment, along with freak accidents, cause fatalities annually. FindTheCompany, a corporate data site by Graphiq, found the companies with the most serious safety violations using data from OSHA’s safety inspection records. The data experts at FindTheCompany calculated the total financial penalty for a given inspection to determine the severity of the company’s violations. In the case of ties, the company with the greater number of citations is ranked higher. For context, Find The Company also included the total number of citations associated with each violation.
British oil giant BP is a repeat offender, receiving heavy penalties on numerous occasions. Because OSHA’s jurisdiction does not extend to offshore oil rigs, this list does not even include BP’s $4.5 billion settlement resulting from the Deepwater Horizon tragedy which killed 11 people in 2010. Other than oil companies, construction corporations and large factories producing aluminum, steel, automobiles and wheat have committed expensive safety violations.
” The pipeline is used in natural gas production and does not pose a breathing chemical hazard as long as it burns.”
St. Charles is east of Assumption Parish – MAP
CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, Kelcy Warren, gave over $100,000 to Trump’s campaign.
News Release from:
“350 Louisiana, DisasterMap.net, Louisiana Bucket Brigade
February 6, 2017
For Immediate release
Contact: Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909, email@example.com
Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco: 69 Accidents in Two Years Drinking Water Polluted by ETP Spills What and when: Tele press conference about these accidents, 10 am CT
Dial in: (949) 229-4400 Access Code: 9341354 Link to webinar: http://anne39.enterthemeeting.com/m/8J8X8U9P Registration required
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(New Orleans)—A new report issued today shows a disturbing pattern with pipeline and other infrastructure accidents. Data from National Response Center (NRC) reports revealed that Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and its Sunoco subsidiaries have had 69 accidents in a two year span.
Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco are the companies responsible for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, the proposed…
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LINK – http://youtu.be/CeF8dJE0hqY
The Advocate – Proposed pipeline highlights legacy of problems in Atchafalaya Basin
BY RICHARD BURGESS
“The pipeline would run 163 miles across south Louisiana, from Lake Charles through the Atchafalaya Basin to St. James Parish, bridging a gap between oil refineries in Louisiana and a major oil and gas hub in Texas.”
“The Panola County Airport-Sharpe Field in Carthage is closed after a reported pipeline explosion destroyed part of the runway. A blowout in a DCP Midstream pipeline occurred around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday near the northern end of runway 17, according to the airport. No injuries were reported. Airport officials estimated a hole in the runway measures 12 feet deep and 30 feet in diameter. . . “
Big sinkhole in S. Africa – they are like Florida with limestone loose crud under the soil. Large earth fissure opens in Northern Cape, South Africa – article has video
LINK – https://youtu.be/RPKqItTlrt0
2.5 Quake in South Missouri – Near Miss. River – MAP