In 2003 a Chinese
gas well blowout killed 233 people.
pipeline explodes, burns in rural Texas
Nov 14, 2013
Reuters reports - A Chevron Corp pipeline
exploded near a tiny Texas town south of Dallas
on Thursday, shooting flames high in the air and
prompting evacuations from nearby homes and a
school district, but no injuries were reported,
the company and emergency officials said.
Milford's volunteer fire chief, Mark Jackson,
told Dallas' WFAA-TV that about 200 students in
the town's school district were evacuated, and
officials closed off numerous roads around the
A local CBS-TV affiliate broadcast footage of
big flames rising from a field and engulfing
what appeared to be a drilling rig or other
large piece of equipment. Several nearby pickup
trucks were burned.
FoxNews reported: "Residents in Milford and
the nearby towns of Italy and Maypearl were
among those asked to evacuate. Students in
Milford have been transported to other schools.
Large flames could be seen rising from an open
field after the explosion."
*QPS ALERT FOR TOOWOOMBA***
Emergent situation, Toowoomba November 14, 2013 at 8:34 pm
Police and emergency crews are at the scene of excavations in Toowoomba.
Information suggests that storm activity may cause excavations to collapse and
rupture a gas line in that area.
An emergent situation has been declared and traffic has been diverted.
Evacuations are underway around the area whilst emergency crews attempt to
rectify the situation.
Police and emergency crews are evacuating areas within Ruthven Street, Campbell
Street, Hume Street and Margaret Street.
Public are advised to follow directions of police and emergency crews.
Santos spends $17M on Pilliga spill clean-up
24 Jun 2013 -
ABC - Coal seam gas explorer,
it's spent $17-million rehabilitating
contaminated coal seam gas water spills in the
Pilliga State Forest.
The toxic leaks occurred two years ago when
Eastern Star Gas was the operator.
The state government has announced it's
launching a prosecution against
Santos in the
Land and Environment Court over the spills.
Santos' Manager of Environment and Water, Alan
Feeley, has told the ABC's 7.30 NSW "No, I
wouldn't say the damage is significant, I would
say it's very unacceptable practice, but in
reality we're talking about 3.5 hectares in the
Pilliga out of 500,000 hectares with salt in
it," he said.
"It's been described as a toxic waste but, to be
realistic about it, that was comparing the
guidelines to the
Australian Drinking Water
Guidelines and no one drinks black water out of
a puddle in the forest to my knowledge."
2004 Ethanol explosion, Port Kembla Steelworks
AWU Calls for Inquiry into
Ethanol Explosion -
Wednesday 28th January 2004
The Australian Workers’ Union has called for the
NSW State Government to immediately convene an
inquiry into the explosion this morning of an
Ethanol Tank behind the Port Kembla steelworks.